016 – The Wind in the Willows

Comparing and contrasting Disney’s “The Wind in the Willows” from the package film “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” with the original book “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame.


This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.



 Produced By

Ashley Browne, Carolyn Pizzato, Cierra Coffman, Courtney Hickling,

Eric, Henna K., Isaac Thompson, Jeremy Simons, Joe Schmolke

Kathleen Hale, Tracey Hansen, Tracey Motika, Saood Ul-Hasan,

and Vaughn M. Dennis



“English Country Garden” by Aaron Kenny

“He’d Have To Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile)” by Billy Murray

“Lost in the Forest” by The Club

“Once Upon a Time – The Pied Piper Theme (Flute Only)” by OzymandiasX225



Patreon Patrons and PayPal Donors

Aaron  ♥   Alexander  ♥  Alexandra Juelich 

Annick St Laurent ♥ Annie Lilley ♥  Ariane Woods  ♥  Armond Nisbett

♥ Ben ♥ Brittney Fountaine ♥ Bruce Strong ♥ Cass Morris 

Carolyn Pizzato ♥ Celeste Weinstien ♥ Chelsea Jerabek

Cierra Coffman ♥ Courtney Hickling ♥ Crystal Xavier-Cohen ♥ Dan Cooney

Dann Todd  ♥ Derick Cich ♥ Doug Fiehwheg ♥  Drew Hoffman

Elizabeth Indorf ♥ Eric ♥ Erin Audley ♥ Eduarda Severo

Greg Beauregard ♥ Henna K. ♥  Jaime Glazerman ♥ Janie Mora  ♥ Jasmine McAvoy 

Jennifer Clickenbeard ♥ Jennifer Jones ♥ Jennifer Snyder ♥ Jeremy Simons

Jordan Reid ♥  Joseph Matthews ♥ Josh Wells ♥ Joshua Freeman  ♥ Kathleen Hale

Kathleen Kayembe  ♥  Kathrine ♥ Katie Melbourne 

Kimberly Morrison ♥ Kyle ♥ Krista Dupps ♥ Kristen Kister

Kristi Faulkner ♥ Kristi Painter ♥ Laura Snell ♥ Leticia Valdez ♥ Lisa Rutledge ♥

Marissa Espino ♥ Matthew Howell ♥ Matthew Nelson

Meghan Martin ♥ MelKel ♥ Michael Jacobs ♥ Michelle Pollard

Nathan Yang ♥ Nicholas Barto ♥ Nhyira Annan ♥ Patty McEfee

Peter Gordon ♥ Philip Joslin ♥  Rachael Ward ♥ Renee Roub ♥ Renee Wash

Ronda Borgen ♥ Ronda Wilkes ♥ Russell Dameron ♥ Ryan Luetzow 

Scott Smith ♥ Shawn Leppo ♥ Sidne ♥ Stephanie Shirley

Stephanie Sibley ♥ Studio Waka ♥ The Lord of Chaos

Tiffiany Vaisenen ♥ Tracey Motika ♥ Trent Call ♥ Valeria Moore  

Vanessa Marrek Vaughn M. Dennis ♥ Vlad

♥♥ Thank you all so much for your patronage. Without you, the show would have been over a long time ago. ♥♥ ~Paul 

Recommended Reading















World Wide Web




  1. Hi, Paul! Once again a great episode. You really continue to enlighten your audience with your words. I might also wish to point out that The Wind in the Willows does contain some classist themes, because of the decline of the aristocracy in Edwardian era England. I would also recommend the 1983 stop-motion Wind in the Willows starring Sir David Jason and the 1995 Wind in the Willows starring Rik Mayall. Both can be found on YouTube and both are extremely loyal to the source material, having more time to develop the story in.

  2. Indeed, I would also advise avoiding the 1996 adaptation, starring Terry Jones. It feels less like a film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows and more like a Monty Python parody of The Wind in the Willows – which is befitting considering it features at least three of the (then) surviving Pythons.

  3. Also, Paul, Grahame did confirm in an interview that Toad would eventually return to his old ways. Also, he stated that Mole’s character development was probably the only one that would stick.

Speak Your Mind