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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Piper
Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
George / Georgie Porgie
Walter Buschhoff ...
Justice Grimm
Shari Weiser ...
Rolf Knie ...
Gaston Häni ...
Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman ...
Chad Carlson ...
Joey Piper
Jean Moake ...
News Announcer
Bill Marcus ...
Weather Announcer


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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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Aventuras en Juguetelandia  »

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The original American television broadcast was 140 minutes long. However, the VHS (German) release is only 94 minutes long - this is also the version that is now broadcast on television. Many of the deleted scenes included original songs. (There are currently no plans to release this movie on DVD/Blue-ray) See more »


At the beginning of the movie, in the toyshop, "Jack" (played by Keanu Reeves) says "My Jeep's got four-wheel drive, I'll take you both home." But when Jack, Mary and Lisa leave the toystore, Jack is driving a Suzuki Samurai. See more »


Lisa Piper: [takes out a microphone and uses it to get the customers attention] Uh, excuse me, everybody. I just heard on tv there's gonna be a major snowstorm hitting Cincinnati any minute! It's Christmas Eve. You should all go home while you still can!
Barnaby: [sees Lisa holding the microphone and takes it from her] Give me that! Give me that, you midget monster! There's nothing to worry about, folks. It's actually just a false alarm. Please, come on, now. It's just a little snow. I mean, what do you expect? It's ...
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WHAT?!?! Bad movie this SO NOT is!
7 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know how people can say that this is a terrible movie. Although I cannot say this is a the greatest movie, it's still a fun, sweet, Christmas family movie for all. Sure it's cheezy and a little bit wizard of oz-ish, but who care. It's a low budget made for TV movie, so you shouldn't be expecting the best sets and special effects. Can't a movie just be fun anymore. Do we always have to think about it too much. Just watch the movie and enjoy the Christmas togetherness and fun nursery rhymes from your childhood. Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, and Pat Morita, as well as the rest of the cast, do a great job. I feel like going to CINCINNATI now. Watch this movie! I dare you.

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