Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (film) Video release on December 8, 1998, of an Allied Filmmakers 1996 live action film originally entitled The Wind in the Willows. Mr. Toad has a passion for motorcars, but crashes every car he buys. In order to finance his mania, Toad has been selling land to the nefarious weasels. Mole, Rat, and Badger try to save their homes and Toad Hall from them. Stars Eric Idle (Rat), Steve Coogan (Mole), Terry Jones (Mr. Toad), Nicol Williamson (Badger). 87 min.