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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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 ...
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Gaston Häni ...
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Pipo Sosman ...
Chad Carlson ...
Joey Piper
Jean Moake ...
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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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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 »

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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 »

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Toymaster: Ah, you two are the very first to see my newest creation.
Lisa Piper: Toymaster, for once, don't you just do something more important than a new toy? Jack and Mary have both disappeared and by the way things are looking, we could all end up disappearing.
Toymaster: Oh, Lisa, I can see that you're very upset.
Lisa Piper: Yes, I am very, and this is no time for anybody to be playing with toys. Not even you.
Toymaster: We'll just have to manage it, eh?
Lisa Piper: Toymaster, I don't think you really realized what's going on in Toyland. The whole place is...
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Christmas is the time for sugary sweetness
18 January 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie as a child and I enjoy watching it with my children. I know it's not a cinematic achievement, it did not win awards and will not down in history as one of Christmas's most cherished movies. But there's a quality about it that is wonderful. The simplistic scenery is attractive in its own way. The acting was not amazing but let's remember a few things - it was a made for TV movie in the 80's, and honestly there were very few decent films that came out of the 80's anway. For those who wish to over-analyse this film, I suggest you remember one thing - it's a children's movie, it was not meant to be broken down and analysed, it was meant to be simply enjoyed. I would highly recommend this movie for the enjoyment of viewers with young families. After all, Christmas is the time to enjoy sugary sweetness.


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