Once Upon a Forest

1993, Kids & family/Fantasy, 1h 20m

23 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Inert animation and generically chipper characters rob Once Upon a Forest of any personality despite its well-intentioned message and critter appeal for very young children. Read critic reviews

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In this animated tale, a toxic spill from an encroaching construction site threatens the life of a badger (Elisabeth Moss), so three woodland creatures -- wood mouse Abigail (Ellen Blain), mole Edgar (Ben Gregory) and hedgehog Russell (Paige Gosney) -- must brave a treacherous journey to find a cure. As the threat of the destructive humans looms ever closer, the animals are in a race against time as their remaining family and friends struggle to survive in the face of disaster.

Cast & Crew

Michael Crawford
Cornelius
Voice
Ben Vereen
Phineas
Voice
Ellen Blain
Abigail
Voice
Ben Gregory
Edgar
Voice
Paige Gosney
Russell
Voice
Elisabeth Moss
Michelle
Voice
Paul Eiding
Abigail's Father
Voice
Janet Waldo
Edgar's Mothers (voice)
Voice
Susan Silo
Russell's Mother
Voice
Will Estes
Willy
Voice
Charlie Adler
Waggs
Voice
Angel Harper
Bosworth's Mother
Voice
Don Reed
Marshbird
Voice
Robert David Hall
Truck Driver
Voice
Kelly Ward
Screenwriter
Mark Young
Screenwriter
William Hanna
Executive Producer
Paul Gertz
Executive Producer
James Horner
Original Music
Carol Holman Grosvenor
Production Design
Bill Proctor
Production Design
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Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Forest

  • May 04, 2009
    OMG this is childhood FAVORITE!! I've seen it so many times I've memorized the lines!!
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2007
    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 v Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2006
    Can you say, "Childhood Scarring?" okay okay, it wasn't that bad, it was moving... and sad. And I thinlk everythind scared me bad then anyways. Especially that show about the tooth guy. ...i so yeah I actually liked it I have to admit... Makes you think about how much them humans suck.
    Jezzy A Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2006
    Very cute children's tale
    julia G Super Reviewer

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