An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by
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While Truly sings Lovely Lonely Man in the garden, she sits on the bench swing in full sun. When she gets up to leave, the bench swing is now in the shade of the tree next to it. See more »
Sir, have you come to help us?
[Catactacus walks over to him]
Are you going to take us out of here?
[Catactacus kneels in front of him]
What's your name, son?
Well, Peter, you shouldn't be afraid.
[Truly, the Toymaker and the children listen with interest]
Even in a terrible place like this, because there's always hope. That's what I always tell my children when they're... afraid.
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This movie is one that has sadly fallen through the cracks of the "classic family musical" floor. My parents were on the ball and raised me on "mary Poppins," "sound of music," and of course, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and I have not yet been weaned off them. (Incidently, all three of these movies share a choreographer) The sheer imagination of this film is akin to that of Peter Pan. It is a tremendous celebration of childhood and fantasy. Sadly, this movie is often overlooked. As a college student, few of my friends know about this film. The few that do know of it treasure it. Every child should be so lucky as to be raised with Chitty. The dancing, the songs, the genius and humor showcase the best of musicals and childhood alike. Enjoy and share this unsung classic. We can hope that the new live musical in London will rekindle the public's appreciation for movies like this
P.S the "Old Bamboo" dance looks very much like the "Step in time," from Mary Poppins.
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