Mr. Winky is the main antagonist of The Wind in the Willows, which made up a segment to Disney's 1949 animated feature film, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. He is the secret leader of a gang of Weasels, who tricked Toad into trading his estate for the motorcar that they had stolen. He is most likely a human version of the Chief Weasel from the original story.

He was voiced by Oliver Wallace, who also provided the musical score for this film, as well as other Disney animated shorts and feature films of the 1940s and 1950s; some sources, however, state that Alec Harford provided this character's voice.


The Wind in the Willows

Winky is a wily barman who keeps a tavern that the seven of the weasels visit the day Toad decides to try and barter with them for their stolen motorcar. With no money, Toad, playing right into the hands of the sneaky weasels, offers a trade: Toad Hall for the motorcar. Winky signs the drawn-up contract as a witness.

When Toad is brought to court, he calls Winky as a witness to corroborate the seemingly-outrageous account of that day, certain that he'll get him off the hook, and even goes so far as to elaborate on his so-called "unimpeachable honesty". However, Winky reveals his true colors as he turns traitor on Toad by implicating him for trying to sell him the stolen motorcar. Toad is subsequently sent to prison.

On Christmas Day, when Toad escapes and rejoins his friends, Angus MacBadger arrives to tell them that the weasels have gathered at Toad Hall for a raucous party, with their ringleader revealed to be none other than Winky, in possession of the Hall's deed. So, that night, the four friends invade Toad Hall via a secret passage and try to make off with the deed while Winkie and the weasels are in a drunken slumber, ending up as a dangerous chase and game of "keep away" between each other. In the end, the friends escape with Toad in possession of the deed.

What becomes of Winkie and the weasels are not seen, but it can be theorized that they were most likely arrested and sent to prison after Toad's name was cleared.

Disney Parks

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Winky makes an appearance in the classic dark ride when the guests travel through his pub. He holds two spinning beer mugs and ducks down, leaving the mugs spinning in the air.


  • In French, his name was translated as "Monsieur Moustache".


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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (The Wind in the WillowsThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow) • VideoMickey's Christmas Carol
Disney Parks
Mr. Toad's Wild RideStorybook Land Canal Boats

Restaurants: Toad Hall RestaurantSleepy Hollow Inn
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Frightfully Fun ParadeGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeThe Revenge of the Headless Horseman

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The Merrily SongIchabod CraneKatrinaHeadless Horseman
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