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)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en Juguetelandia  »

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


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 »


Barnaby: Doing your job is pleasing me. Which in your case will not be difficult. You know what I mean?
Mary: No, I don't.
Barnaby: You know, for a smart-looking girl, you're really pretty dumb. Don't you know it's better business to be nice to the boss than to some pretty stock boy with his fingers in the tail?
Lisa Piper: Don't you talk to Mary like that!
Barnaby: [sees Lisa] What the heck is that?
Mary: That's my sister and she's absolutely right. Mr Barney, I suggest that you keep your smarty thoughts to yourself and stop making cheap ...
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Version of Babes in Toyland (1961) See more »


Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, Googy Gress and Jill Schoelen
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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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