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John Fenton Murray (written by) &
Si Rose (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 1971 (Portugal) See more »
A Wizard of Oz-like Fantasy! See more »
Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jack Wild ... Jimmy

Billie Hayes ... Witchiepoo

Martha Raye ... Boss Witch

Cass Elliot ... Witch Hazel (as Mama Cass)

Billy Barty ... Googy Gopher/Orville Pelican
Jane Dulo ... Miss Flick

Allison McKay
Jan Davis ... Witch Way

Princess Livingston
Sharon Baird ... Shirley Pufnstuf
Joy Campbell ... Orson/Cling/Various characters
Roberto Gamonet ... H.R. Pufnstuf
Andy Ratoucheff ... Alarm Clock (as Andrew Ratoucheff)

Angelo Rossitto ... Seymore Spider/Clang

Felix Silla ... Polkadotted Horse

Johnny Silver ... Dr. Blinky/Ludicrous Lion
Van Snowden

Lou Wagner
Hommy Stewart
Pat Lytell
Buddy Douglas
Jon Linton
Bob Howland
Scutter McKay
Roberta Keith
Penny Krompier
Brooks Hunnicutt
Barrie Duffus
Evelyn Dutton
Tony Barro
Ken Creel
Fred Curt
Dennis Edenfield

Walker Edmiston ... Dr. Blinky/Ludicrous Lion/Seymore Spider/Candle/Hippie Tree (voice)
Joan Gerber ... Dowager Tree/Granddaughter Clock/Freddy the Flute (some scenes) (voice)

Allan Melvin ... H. R. Pufnstuf/Henrich Rat/Living Island Boat/Orville Pelican/Polka-Dotted Horse/Stupid Bat/West Wind (voice) (as Al Melvin)
Don Messick ... Freddy the Flute/Googy Gopher/Orson Vulture (voice)

Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse 
Writing credits
John Fenton Murray (written by) &
Si Rose (written by)

Produced by
Malcolm Alper .... associate producer
Marty Krofft .... executive producer
Sid Krofft .... executive producer
Si Rose .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Walter Scott Herndon 
Joe Alves (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... key hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit production manager (as Joseph E. Kenny)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Colean .... assistant director
G. Warren Smith .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Faltis .... prop (uncredited)
Solly Martino .... prop (uncredited)
Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor
Music Department
Charles Fox .... conductor
Charles Fox .... music composer: songs
Norman Gimbel .... lyrical composer: songs
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Troy Barrett .... puppet creator: Krofft Enterprises
Trudy Bennett .... assistant to executive producers: Krofft Enterprises
Paul Godkin .... choreographer
Dalonne Jackson .... script supervisor (as DaLonne Jackson)
Harry Krofft .... business affairs: Krofft Enterprises
Evenda Leeper .... puppet creator: Krofft Enterprises
Nicky Nadeau .... creative consultant: Krofft Enterprises
Donald A. Ramsey .... assistant to producer
Rolf Roediger .... puppet creator: Krofft Enterprises
Dell Ross .... dialogue coach
Robert Waugh .... supervisor: Krofft Enterprises

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Additional Details

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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | UK:PG (video) | USA:G (Approved No. 22561)

Did You Know?

During the "Living Island" musical number, during a verse about the world, the image of the Earth and Van Allen radiation belts used by Universal Pictures as its logo at the time is briefly seen, but without the Universal lettering. The film happened to be distributed by Universal.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Googy Gopher:Are we in the witches castle?
Pillar in Dungeon:Well, it ain't Disneyland!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fol-de-Rol (1972) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great fun, 11 March 2006
Author: wayne_dav from Australia

Pufnstuf is what it is. I saw this in the cinema at age 4 and I have very fond, and vivid, memories of it. Seeing this as as adult allows one to catch the references that are way over the heads of the target audience - like the bit where Jimmy's grey witch wig is ripped off and Witch Hazel (Cass) sneers "I KNEW she had brown roots!". It is of course heavily influenced by the flower power culture of the time, and in some ways quite progressive. The track Different, for example sends a clear message to the young viewers about being yourself, not running with the pack, and cherishing what is is about yourself that is different. This could be an anthem to the gay community, it should be, great track.

Martha Raye, Cass Elliot and Billie Hayes are all great as witches, and the Living Island cast give it their all in the confines of their character suits (includes Billy Barty, Felix Silla and other famous names). There is a LOT of over acting in this film - there's really nothing subtle, and when little Jack Wild has to emote his concern for the kidnapped residents of Living Island it's really little more than yelling. This is drama and comedy spread on with a trowel. While I think of it - I never could stand the flute though.

I love the soundtrack, especially the above mentioned Different but also Zap The World, Pufnstuf and even Jack Wild's touching If I Could. What's more, it IS now out on CD from the tasteful people at El Records in London. See here for more:

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