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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's Bright! It's Wonderful! A Musical Holiday of Fun for Everyone!
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Did You Know?
To promote the movie, the wrap party was scripted and aired on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
(1954), which had recently been revamped and renamed "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" on a new network, NBC, and filmed in color instead of black-and-white like the old series. The wrap-party episode was hosted by Annette Funicello
and Walt Disney
himself, who explained clips from the movie while introducing the cast. Also featured was a soft shoe dance by Ray Bolger
and a bongo drums solo by Tommy Sands
. Ann Jillian
performed the song "A Flock of Sheep Named Henry" with Henry Calvin
, and Ed Wynn
was presented with his Mouscar statuette for 60 years in show business by Tommy Kirk
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When Barnaby, in his opening scene, closes the window shutters on Gonzorgo's and Roderigo's hands, the window sill bends as if made of foam instead of wood, so that the actors' hands wouldn't be injured. See more
Hello, everybody. My name is Sylvester, Sylvester J. Goose. My friends call me Syl, or sometimes silly.
At this time, it is with unmitigated pleasure...
Sylvester, talk faster.
"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...
Hmph! I present the one and only Mother Goose.
[Mother Goose enters
Thank you, ...
Mother Goose Village and Lemonade
Music by Victor Herbert
Music adapted by George Bruns
Lemonade adapted from the instrumental piece "Military Ball"
Lyrics by Mel Leven
Sung by Chorus See more