the story of: the wind in the willows
The Wind in the Willows is a delightful tale, and really, it's not just one story, but a collection that is rolled into one. Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger are the main characters, along with some terribly terrible weasels. There's more story than I can tell here, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite movie versions instead.
The first is animated, and is the first part of a full movie. It is completely charming, and I highly recommend watching all of the parts.
This next opening scene is from a more recent film which features live actors playing the roles. Another similar (slightly older) version features John Cleese, Eric Idle and other Monty Python favorites, but I rather like this new one.
A bit of trivia that I recently learned: A. A. Milne (of Winnie the Pooh fame) was the one who adapted the book into a play, which certainly influenced these screen versions!