An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The musical number 'Toot Sweets' took three weeks to film and involved 38 dancers, 40 singers, 85 musicians, and 100 dogs. See more »
In interior shots of the car, when the Professor, the children, and Truly are driving in the water at the beach getting away from the Baron's ship, the same mountain passes by two or three times. See more »
I had mostly forgotten this movie after 30+ years, but my 2 year old received it as a gift, and is obsessed with it. It's fantastic, really. The locations are stunning, the musical numbers are (mostly) so lively, the physical humor is great! There is such a range of stuff in it, unlike current movies. I even like it for its flaws. It's really beautifully made. The thing I didn't remember, and that disappointed me at first, was that the whole story is a fantasy, a story within the story. I even like that the kids don't sing so well. They seem more real, less like little prodigies.
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