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Once Upon a Forest (1993)

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

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Charles Grosvenor

Writers:

Rae Lambert (story), Mark Young | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Crawford ... Cornelius (voice)
Ben Vereen ... Phineas (voice)
Ellen Blain Ellen Blain ... Abigail (voice)
Benji Gregory ... Edgar (voice) (as Ben Gregory)
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ... Russell (voice)
Elisabeth Moss ... Michelle (voice) (as Elizabeth Moss)
Paul Eiding ... Abigail's Father (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Edgar's Mom (voice)
Susan Silo ... Russell's Mom (voice)
Will Estes ... Willy (voice) (as Will Nipper)
Charlie Adler ... Waggs (voice)
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Bosworth (voice) (as Rickey Collins)
Angel Harper Angel Harper ... Bosworth's Mom (voice)
Don Reed ... Marshbird (voice)
Robert David Hall ... Truck Driver (voice)
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Storyline

This animated wildlife film provides an environmental friendly message that humans are a malicious, careless breed. Three cherubic little animals have to rescue their friend who has been overcome by poisonous gas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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An Adventurous Race Against Time! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Endangered See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was the Fox company's choice to change the title of this movie from "The Endangered" to "Once Upon a Forest". Fearing audiences would find the former title too sensitive for a children's film. See more »

Goofs

Edgar loses his scarf, and just before they go to sleep, after Michelle has been taken care of, his scarf is back around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Cornelius: Russell, you are one lucky hedgehog. It's far too rare for a Furling to survive an encounter with... with...
Michelle: A monster?
Cornelius: That is a good name for it.
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Once Upon a Forest (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Gone/He's Back
Music by Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch, and James Horner
Lyrics by Andraé Crouch and Sandra Crouch
Performed by Ben Vereen
Vocal Backgrounds by The Andrae Crouch Singers
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I think this film is one of the best animated films EVER!
6 August 2003 | by emma_crawfordgreeneSee all my reviews

I first saw this film cause I am great admirer of Mr. Michael Crawford and his work and I wanted to see how he did in this animated film. He was just phenomenal (as he usually is ;-) but I was also touched by the sweetness of the film and the characters. The other performers in the film were just as good and deserving of their roles as Mr. Crawford was. I thought the story had more heart and kindness in it than any of the animated movies I had seen such as "Shrek", "Fantasia", "Finding Nemo" and so on. This was an original story and I loved it. I was in suspense watching it, I couldn't leave the room I was so engrossed in it.

From the bottom of my heart to those people that designed and directed the film, and to the actors and to Mr. Crawford - BRAVO!! ENCORE!!

Emma


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