Art of the Willows in Winter

The Willows in Winter is an animation movie produced by TVC (Television Cartoons) and directed by Dave Unwin in 1995. The movie is the sequel of 'The Wind in the Willows' and it was based on the 1908 novel of the same name, a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


Set an unspecified amount of time after the events of 'Wind in the Willows', the group have been joined by Mole's recently orphaned, unnamed nephew. Toad temporarily allows him to stay at Toad Hall, but packs him off back to Mole End when Toad sees an aeroplane fly overhead and becomes fascinated with them. Winter comes and one night, just as Mole finally agrees to tell his nephew about how he met Ratty and the others, Portly suddenly bursts in out of the blizzard outside and, having helped himself to a strong drink, falls asleep halfway through telling Mole something about Ratty and Otter. Worried that they may be in trouble, Mole leaves his nephew to look after Portly and ventures out into the night to get to Ratty's house. Having got to the frozen river and with no other way to get across, Mole attempts to walk across the ice, only to fall through a thin patch and be lost from view..