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Babes in Toyland (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 14 December 1961 (USA)
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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Donohue

Writers:

Victor Herbert (operetta), Glen MacDonough (operetta) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Bolger ... Barnaby Barnicle
Tommy Sands ... Tom Piper
Annette Funicello ... Mary Quite Contrary (as Annette)
Ed Wynn ... Toymaker
Tommy Kirk ... Grumio
Kevin Corcoran ... Boy Blue
Henry Calvin Henry Calvin ... Gonzorgo
Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon ... Roderigo
Mary McCarty ... Mother Goose
Ann Jillian ... Bo Peep
Brian Corcoran Brian Corcoran ... Willie Winkie
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Storyline

Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby's henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

The happiest, most delightful musical comedy of your lifetime! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnaval en el bosque See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,218,316
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first live-action musical that Disney Studios produced. It was as heavily promoted as the studio's other big films, but was a failure at the box office. It was one of the few Disney films never given a second run in the neighborhood theaters, or even re-released, as so many other Disney films were (it first appeared on television - in two one-hour segments telecast a week apart - only eight years after its original release. Eight years was usually the amount of time the Disney studios used to wait to re-release their films theatrically). Disney did not make another musical on this elaborate a scale until Mary Poppins (1964), which became its most successful film during Walt Disney's lifetime. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Go to Sleep" while Mary is singing, the shadow of the camera is over her right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sylvester J. Goose: Hello, everybody. My name is Sylvester, Sylvester J. Goose. My friends call me Syl, or sometimes silly.
[chuckles]
Sylvester J. Goose: At this time, it is with unmitigated pleasure...
Mother Goose: [behind curtain] Sylvester, talk faster.
Sylvester J. Goose: "Talk faster"? You're lucky to find a goose who can talk at all! As I was saying, it is my pleasure to present your hostess for this occasion, weighing one hundred and eighty nine pounds...
Mother Goose: Sylvester!
Sylvester J. Goose: Hmph! I present the one and only Mother Goose.
[Mother Goose enters]
Mother Goose: Thank you, ...
[...]
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Connections

Version of Babes in Toyland (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Do The Sum
Music by Victor Herbert
Music adapted by George Bruns
New Lyrics by Mel Leven
Sung by Annette Funicello
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I don't know what it is about this movie...
21 November 2000 | by vickisubrosaSee all my reviews

I think that when you're a kid, there are movies you just watch over and over and whether they're any good or not, you associate certain things with that movie. This is one of those movies. I think that my favorite scenes were the musical numbers -- when Annette sings the song about not being able to make ends meet, when the Gypsies come to town (especially that part!) the forest of no return number. It was just a cool movie with those sort of cheesy sixties special effects. I don't know if kids today would like it -- too much Pokemon and other stunning special effects and insane animation. But I think it's worth a shot.


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