Introduced in 1999, and later on PBS for television, based on the book by Brian Jaques, I am pleased to introduce to you...
The Redwall Movie!
story starts as John Churchmouse introduces the story of young orphan
mouse Matthias, as his town is attacked, and his family is killed by a
villianous rat, named Cluny the Scourge!
Matthias and his sister
travel many days and seasons trying to reach the abbey, but upon their
arrival, Matthias' sister, Myrtle, sick and exhausted, dies.
on his own, Matthias experiences abbey life, while those around him
protect and befriend him, such as Cornflower, Methusula and Abbott
Then, one night, while running down a hall with a
tapestry of Martin the Warrior, because he had outgrown his habit,
Matthias trips on it, dropping a basket of nuts.
At least more than half a dozen are spilled out.
As Matthias picks them up, he looks at Martin, and though as a joke, he asks if he was never clumsy.
Seconds later, Martin says Matthias' name!
Before anything else happens, Abbott Mortimer comes to Matthias, and Matthias tries to tell him that Martin spoke to him.
Wondering what to do with him, Matthias, tells Abbott Mortimer that he wants to be like Martin... a great warrior!
Abbott then tells Matthias about how Martin gave up fighting, after reaching Redwall.
(You can see that sort of adventure in Martin The Warrior)
telling Matthias to stop dreaming and resume work, Abbott Mortimer also
makes sure that he reminds Matthias for a habit that fits.
returns to work, for Abbott Mortimer's jubeliee feast, but as Matthias
leaves, the Abbott looks at the tapestry, and notices something on the
right side... Cluny the Scourge, who is already making his way to
An hour later, the Redwallers have their feast.
Afterward, Abbott Mortimer sends Matthias, Constance and Cornflower on a special job.
the three finish their task, while walking in the woods, and just as
they make their way back, they hear the thunder of a horse.
Luckily not to be seen, Cornflower and Constance see the rats on the cart, and Matthias recognizes them!
After getting back, Constance tells everyone else what they had seen.
he's seen them before, Matthias decides that everyone should fight the
rats, but before anything could be considered, they hear pounding on the
door, and Matthias immeadiately fears who it is!
On a pillar
above the abbey door, the look down to see the rats, and at first
refused to go in, the rats are then brought into the abbey by Abbott
Once inside, Cluny unveils his hood, demands the abbey to him, and orders Dark Claw to read the articles of surrender.
Claw finishes reading the first three rules, and is just reading the
4th, when Matthias shouts "I AM THAT IS!!", and tears the rules in half,
with his staff!
Cluny then notices the tapestry of Martin, and
before he can do anything else, he's ordered by Constance to leave the
abbey, and says he will have is revenge!
This is part 2 of the Redwall movie, whereafter Cluny is ordered out of
the Abbey, he orders Shadow to get the tapestry of Martin the warrior.
front of the tapestry, though, Matthias is talking to Martin, not only
realizing what he did to Cluny, even though he hates him for what he's
done, but Matthias also asks Martin why he spoke to him, and sadly adds
that he's no-one and has nothing.
As Cornflower approaches
Matthias, she sympathizes Matthias' feelings and realizes that Matthias
has Compassion and a noble heart.
As Matthias notices Cluny on
the tapestry, wondering what it's supposed to mean, Cornflower tells him
not to fear Cluny, because he saw Matthias' courage and was scared Not
only of Matthias himself, but of his spirit, too.
Outside, once Shadow makes it to the roof, Matthias and cornflower leave, and Matthias goes to find Methusula.
No sooner do they leave, the torches are suddenly doused by Shadow, and he begins to cut off the tapestry with Martin on it!
has just stepped into a hallway with stairs, then after hearing
Martin's voice, he realizes that Shadow is stealing the tapestry!
Matthias races after Shadow in order to take it back!
to retrieve it, Matthias loses the tapestry to Shadow and Cluny, who
later at night has nightmares about Martin/Matthias attacking and
By morning, as Cornflower is bandaging Matthias'
head, Methusula tells them about Martin's sword, and Matthias thinks
that if only it could be found, then there would be a real fighting
chance against Cluny.
After finding out about the words, "I Am
That Is", which was above Martin's head in the tapestry, in attempt to
find out about the secret code, Matthias says that it was what Martin
said to him.
Before anything else can be said, Constance walks in with 3-month old Colin, and says that Cluny has the Vole family.
Constance and Methusula leave, Cornflower gives Matthias her kitchen
knife, and though Matthias gently refuses to take it, at first, he then
accepts it, and Cornflower promises not to tell Matthias where he's
At Cluny's camp, he orders the vole family locked up in the
old church, then he orders his troops high aloft, and the plank in
position, to strike on the Abbey, hoping to see how well, they'll fight!
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