Once Upon a Forest (1993)



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Movie Info

Set in a charming forest wonderland, this ecologically-conscious animated adventure tells the tale of a badger who inhales toxic fumes and nearly dies. Fortunately, her pals, a mouse, a hedgehog, and a mole are willing to risk their lives to find a cure.

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mark Young, Kelly Ward
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Cornelius

as Abigail

as Phineas

as Abigail

as Russell

as Abigail's Father

as Bosworth's Mom

as Marshbird

as Truck Driver

as Russell's Brother

as Russell's Sister

as Edgar's Mom

as Russell's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Forest

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

It's a good thing this breezy animated adventure lasts only slightly more than 70 minutes. Children will no doubt enjoy its simple tale, but would probably grow restless if it went on for a minute longer.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Respect for nature and the environment is a message that no one would quarrel with, but this is yet another example of a movie that can't or won't differentiate between technology and the use to which it is put.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The characters are not memorable; the songs are lame and the drawing style is pedestrian.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It contains a dire message: Man is destroying nature and progress is evil. It is hard to know what small children, the film's intended audience, are supposed to do with this idea. Nag their parents about recycling? Work it out in nightmares?

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

While an agreeable enough effort in most respects, pic is a bit dark and somber to be terrifically appealing to kids, and could have used bigger doses of humor and music.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Makes one long for animals whacking each other with sticks of dynamite.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Forest


OMG this is childhood FAVORITE!! I've seen it so many times I've memorized the lines!!

Remi Logan

Super Reviewer

Oi vei. The animation is fairly shoddy, mixed with a mind-numbing script and Michael Crawford's RIDICULOUS "r"-rolling = avoid if at all possible.

Jessica van der Sloot

Super Reviewer

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