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Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965)

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Little Willy McBean joins up with a Mexican monkey named Pablo to travel back in time and stop the evil Prof. von Rotten from changing history.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Larry D. Mann ...
Professor Von Rotten (voice) (as Larry Mann)
Billie Mae Richards ...
Willie McBean (voice) (as Billie Richards)
Alfie Scopp ...
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Paul Kligman ...
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Bernard Cowan ...
(voice) (as Bunny Cowan)
Paul Soles ...
(voice)
Peggi Loder ...
(voice) (as Pegi Loder)
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Frustrated genius Rasputin Von Rotten has decided to make his mark upon history once and for all by building a time machine to travel back to all the important achievements in history and take credit for them himself. The plan looks foolproof until his talking pet monkey Pablo runs off with the blueprints for the doctor's scheme. Pablo is discovered by boy genius Willy McBean, who decides to go back in time himself and undo the doctor's damage, if for no other reason than to keep from having to study history all over again. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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THE MOVIE WITH THE MYSTIC TOUH FOR GROWNUPS WHO ARE STILL PART YOUNGSTERS...AND YOUNGSTERS WO ARE ALREADY PART GROWNUPS!!! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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This was Rankin-Bass' first theatrical stop-motion "Animagic" feature film. See more »


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Knights of the Round Table
Music and Lyrics by Edward Thomas, Gene Forrell and James Polack
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First AniMagic Feature is a Winner!
14 April 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This, the first "AniMagic" puppet feature from Rankin/Bass, the makers of the legendary holiday TV specials, ain't by no means a great flick, but is more than interesting for students of dimensional animation. The scenes of our hero Willy traveling through time are pretty neat, and the characters and the sets are delightful, looking a great deal like those in Rankin/Bass' strange and beautiful TV puppet series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, crafted only a few years earlier.


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