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Babes in Toyland (1986)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  19 December 1986 (USA)
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11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like... See full summary »

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Lisa Piper
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Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
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Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
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Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
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George / Georgie Porgie
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Walter Buschhoff ...
Justice Grimm
Shari Weiser ...
Trollog
Rolf Knie ...
Zack
Gaston Häni ...
Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman ...
Chad Carlson ...
Joey Piper
Jean Moake ...
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Bill Marcus ...
Weather Announcer
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11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. Young Mary Contrary is about to marry mean, old Barnaby Barnacle, despite the fact that she loves Jack Be Nimble. Lisa tries to stop this terrible wedding and, together with her new friends, discovers that Barnaby wants to take over Toyland. Lisa, Mary, Jack, and Georgie Porgie ask the Toymaster for help, but he can't help them as long as Lisa doesn't truly believe in toys. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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When the Toymaster shows Lisa the toy soldiers they are full of cobwebs and dust. Later in the movie when Lisa opens the door to the toy soldiers they are clean and shiny. See more »

Quotes

Barnaby: Who are you?
Lisa Piper: I'm Lisa Piper and I'm from Cincinnati.
Barnaby: Cinci-whatski?
Lisa Piper: I'm not scared of you, Mr. Barnicle, let go of me.
Barnaby: Well, whoever you are, you will regret the day you ever set foot in Toyland.
Lisa Piper: Oh, no, I won't. Except for you this looks like a wonderful place, and I'm glad I got here on the day Mary Contrary didn't marry you.
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Original vs the VHS/DVD's
9 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always loved this movie however why did they decide to take a made for TV movie and edit it? The original had so many songs in it and I loved those. Most of the time you edit to make it into time frame on TV...not cut to put on video after been on TV...

Does anyone else remember the original, the song between Jack and Mary or Lisa singing before going in to the Forrest?

I think this needs to be re-released in its original form!

We bought the VHS a while back and saw the edits, I decided to watch on Netflix online and there has been other times when it just seems that something is missing, a skip or something so you know there is stuff missing.


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