Can Dapplewood Forest be saved? Meet Abigail, Edgar and Russell as they take off on an unforgettable journey of excitement and danger when they try to save Dapplewood and help their young friend Michelle who is in trouble in the forest, in this eco-friendly tale of courage.
Four animal friends -- a badger, a mole, a hedgehog, and a mouse -- live happily together in Dapplewood forest learning woodlore from a wise old badger who's hard at work on a flying machine. Disaster strikes when a chemical truck crashes at a nearby construction sight and releases toxic fumes into the forest, killing the trees and making the little badger gravely ill. Her three friends are dispatched by the old badger on a hazardous mission to bring back a special medicinal herb growing on a mountaintop so high it can only be reached in the old badger's flying machine.
Color by CFI. Additional animation by Wang Films, Lapiz Azul Animacion, Jaime Diaz Studio, A-Film, The Hollywood Cartoon Co., Phoenix Animation Ltd., and Matias Marcos Animation. David Kirschner is the creater of the animated film "An American Tail." Rated BBFC U.
"...[ONCE UPON A FOREST] knows how to tell a story...[It] also knows how to evoke an adventurous storybook ambience..." - 06/18/1993 New York Times, p.C12
"...A gentle animated film with cute woodland creatures and a message about protecting the environment..." - 06/21/1993 USA Today, p.6D
"...The furlings are genuinely appealing....[Cornelius] quickly emerges as a thoroughly lovable source of wisdom and guidance..." - 06/28/1993 Variety
"...The movie is sweet and gentle..." - 06/18/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.46