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Babes in Toyland (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  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 ...
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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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Last film of 'Arthur Ibbotson' as DOP. See more »

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When Lisa flies her sled into the cake she gets cake on her dress, but after she starts walking away the stain disappears. See more »

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Jack Nimble: He's got trolls! Hundreds of trolls, who ate all the cookies!
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Version of Shirley Temple's Storybook: Babes in Toyland (1960) See more »

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So So Bad it is good...
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe I have never heard or seen this movie. I was getting married in 1986 and I guess this just passed me by! Tonight for the first time, I am watching this movie on TV with my nine year old. He loves it! I on the other hand am feigning interest while I'm amazed and entertained by the bad acting, tacky costumes cheap wooden toys and really bad sets!

My 9 year old LOVES the whole thing. The weird little beat up cars and leftover stuff they must of used from a closed amusement park. This looks like a episode of Puff N Stuff on a lower budget. I can certainly see how all the people who truly love this movie must of loved it when it first came out. Lets just say, if I didn't have a 9 year old, I would of clicked right by. :)


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