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
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It's Bright! It's Wonderful! A Musical Holiday of Fun for Everyone!
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Did You Know?
This was the first live-action musical that Disney Studios produced. It was as heavily promoted as the studio's other big films, but was a failure at the box office. It was one of the few Disney films never given a second run in the neighborhood theaters, or even re-released, as so many other Disney films were (it first appeared on television - in two one-hour segments telecast a week apart - only eight years after its original release. Eight years was usually the amount of time the Disney studios used to wait to re-release their films theatrically). Disney did not make another musical on this elaborate a scale until Mary Poppins
(1964), which became its most successful film during Walt Disney
's lifetime. See more
When Gonzorgo and Rodrigo are trying to hide from Barnaby after he discovers they sold Tom to the gypsies, he throws both of them over a hedge and on the ground. When they fall on the grass, it's obvious that it's artificial turf, because it moves with them. 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, ...
Forest of No Return
Music by Victor Herbert
Music adapted by George Bruns
New Lyrics by Mel Leven
Sung by chorus of trees and children See more