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Martha Raye ...
Boss Witch
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Witch Hazel (as Mama Cass)
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Googy Gopher / Orville Pelican
Jane Dulo ...
Miss Flick
Allison McKay
Jan Davis ...
Witch Way
Princess Livingston
Sharon Baird ...
Joy Campbell ...
Orson / Cling / Various characters
Roberto Gamonet ...
Andy Ratoucheff ...
Alarm Clock (as Andrew Ratoucheff)
Angelo Rossitto ...
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Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named Freddy. Witchiepoo knows that if she has Freddy in her possession, she will definitely be named Witch of the Year at the upcoming witch's convention. In Witchiepoo's pursuit of them, Jimmy and Freddy escape to Living Island, where Witchiepoo's wicked castle is located. But Living Island is also a fantastical land of among other things talking animals, talking trees and talking winds. The mayor of Living Island is H.R. Pufnstuf, a talking dragon. Pufnstuf and his friends do whatever they need to to protect Jimmy and Freddy from Witchiepoo's evil grip. Pufnstuf and his friends have to get Jimmy and Freddy off the island to their ultimate safety. In the end, Jimmy may have to save Pufnstuf and all the good guys, as another of Witchiepoo's plans is to serve spit-roasted dragon at the convention. Written by Huggo

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27 August 1971 (Portugal)  »

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A Flauta Encantada  »

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Trivia

Sid Krofft wanted Bette Davis to play Boss Witch. He called and asked her if she'd consider taking the part, but Davis was so offended that she was the first choice to portray a witch that she hung up on him. See more »

Goofs

Wrong way wind - Revealing the boat is being towed when it takes Jimmy to Living Island, the boat moves forward against the wind which wraps the sails onto the mast and rigging, both before and after Witchiepoo transforms it to evil. See more »

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Googy Gopher: Are we in the witches castle?
Pillar in Dungeon: Well, it ain't Disneyland!
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Spoofs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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HOW LUCKY I AM
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Jack Wild
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Great surreal fun
5 July 2010 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Sid and Marty Krofft's brand of children's programming has some affinity with Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka of the same era: weird, near-psychedelic fantasy with darker undertones. This is no "Barney the Dinosaur." I loved the Kroffts when I was little, and my three-year-old twin daughters are already hooked on "H.R. Pufnstuf." The movie is like an extended episode of the TV program, and will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the show. A highlight is "Mama" Cass Elliot's song at the Witches' Convention, which is both very well performed and a memorable tune.

One warning: The voices for Pufnstuf and Freddy the Flute are different from those used in the TV show. Why didn't the producers hire the same people since they were obviously trying to keep everything else the same?

Finally, a note on the case against McDonald's. It was McDonald's who ripped off the Kroffts, not the other way around. The Kroffts sued McD's for copyright infringement and won. See Sid & Marty Krofft Television v. McDonald's Corp., 562 F. 2d 1157: it was ruled that McDonald's had "captured the 'total concept and feel' of the Pufnstuf show." Reps from McD's advertising agency "actually visited the Kroffts' headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss the engineering and design work necessary to produce the McDonaldland commercials" -- then refused to pay the Kroffts a dime while shamelessly infringing their copyrights.


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