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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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Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
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Shari Weiser ...
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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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Towards the end of the film when the trolls are being pushed out of the gates, the troll in the middle-left has a hole in its mask showing the actor's face beneath. See more »

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Jack Nimble: Over my dead body!
Barnaby: If necessary yes.
Jack Nimble: Everything Lisa warned us about you is true!
Barnaby: Oh, I hope so.
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Version of Musical Comedy Time: Babes in Toyland (1950) See more »

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It's The Feeling
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Keanu Reeves and Jill Schoelen
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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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