Once Upon a Forest

1993

Once Upon a Forest

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Forest

All Critics (23) | 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.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The characters are not memorable; the songs are lame and the drawing style is pedestrian.

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    Jun 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2009

    Todd McCarthy

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

    Jan 26, 2006

    Mark Kermode

    Time Out
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