An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is ... See full summary »
A short but informative documentary on the the 1971 Disney movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," which discusses the making of the film, the origins of the songs (including portions of two that... See full summary »
Richard M. Sherman
During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. Written by
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This was the last Disney film released while Roy O. Disney was still alive. He died a week after its US premiere. See more »
British characters refer to "soccer" rather than "football." The latter is spoken only by young Charles who says, "That's no excuse for dirty football!" Many viewers assume that this inaccuracy reveals the American origins of the producers. However, the term soccer was used in Britain along with football, for much of the 20th century. At one point soccer was the preferred term in official printed materials there. For some reason the name "soccer" virtually disappeared, almost overnight, from common usage in the UK around 1980. See more »
I saw this film many years ago and I thought it was pure magic. It was a lovely film full of escapism which could be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
The performances throughout the film by it's actors and actresses are magnificent. The songs are great and the special effects are lovely for it's time. The story is a beautiful one.
I love films like this and I last watched this film around 1986. As I said earlier, it is pure escapism-one of those beautiful films which whisks you away from real life problems into a lovely fantasy world. It is pure brilliance.
I would recommend this film to anyone but particularly to young children born after it was released-even today in 2002 it can be enjoyed.
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