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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo ... See full summary »

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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby's henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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The happiest, most delightful musical comedy of your lifetime! See more »


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14 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Aufruhr im Spielzeugland  »

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Trivia

David Swift was slated to write and direct this film at one point, but he left the project because he couldn't come up with a workable script. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Go to Sleep" while Mary is singing, the shadow of the camera is over her right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sylvester: Hello, everybody. My name is Sylvester, Sylvester J. Goose. My friends call me Syl, or sometimes silly.
[chuckles]
Sylvester: At this time, it is with unmitigated pleasure...
Mother Goose: [behind curtain] Sylvester, talk faster.
Sylvester: "Talk faster"? You're lucky to find a goose who can talk at all! As I was saying, it is my pleasure to present your hostess for this occasion, weighing one hundred and eighty nine pounds...
Mother Goose: Sylvester!
Sylvester: Hmph! I present the one and only Mother Goose.
[Mother Goose enters]
Mother Goose: Thank you, ...
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Version of Babes in Toyland (1954) See more »

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I Can't Do The Sum
Music by Victor Herbert
Music adapted by George Bruns
New Lyrics by Mel Leven
Sung by Annette Funicello
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Thoroughly delightful movie
5 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Disney live-action movies. I can remember watching this movie every winter. I would always dance and sing along to it. I have never seen any of the other versions of Babes in Toyland, so I don't know if it is better or worse, but I think this version is just delightful. I was lucky enough to find a copy of it years ago so that I now have my own personal copy. I don't understand how people can't like this movie. Yes, it is geared towards small children and the effects are atrocious, but it's Disney in the 60's and they were much more cutting edge then than they are now. And while I personally think Annette Funicello is a dreadful actress, the rest of the cast delightfully makes up for it.


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