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Pufnstuf (1970)

Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wild ... Jimmy
Billie Hayes ... Witchiepoo
Martha Raye ... Boss Witch
Cass Elliot ... Witch Hazel (as Mama Cass)
Billy Barty ... Googy Gopher / Orville Pelican
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Miss Flick
Allison McKay
Jan Davis Jan Davis ... Witch Way
Princess Livingston
Sharon Baird ... Shirley Pufnstuf
Joy Campbell Joy Campbell ... Orson / Cling / Various characters
Roberto Gamonet Roberto Gamonet ... H.R. Pufnstuf
Andy Ratoucheff Andy Ratoucheff ... Alarm Clock (as Andrew Ratoucheff)
Angelo Rossitto ... Seymore Spider / Clang
Felix Silla ... Polkadotted Horse
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Storyline

Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named Freddy. Witchiepoo knows that if she has Freddy in her possession, she will definitely be named Witch of the Year at the upcoming witch's convention. In Witchiepoo's pursuit of them, Jimmy and Freddy escape to Living Island, where Witchiepoo's wicked castle is located. But Living Island is also a fantastical land of among other things talking animals, talking trees and talking winds. The mayor of Living Island is H.R. Pufnstuf, a talking dragon. Pufnstuf and his friends do whatever they need to to protect Jimmy and Freddy from Witchiepoo's evil grip. Pufnstuf and his friends have to get Jimmy and Freddy off the island to their ultimate safety. In the end, Jimmy may have to save Pufnstuf and all the good guys, as another of Witchiepoo's plans is to serve spit-roasted dragon at the convention. Written by Huggo

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A musical adventure of Double-Stuffed proportions! See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1971 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flauta Encantada See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sid Krofft wanted Bette Davis to play Boss Witch. He called and asked her if she'd consider taking the part. Davis was so offended that she was the first choice to portray a witch that she hung up on him. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy is dressed up as the angel he is seen wearing white gloves, then he isn't wearing white gloves, then he is wearing white gloves. See more »

Quotes

Orson Vulture: [as Witchiepoo goes worried] Please, Witchiepoo, calm down!
Witchiepoo: 'Calm down', he says! The commander-in-chief of all witchdom is bringing our convention here, and she wants to see my flute, and I don't have my flute and he says CAAAAAAALM DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWN!
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Alternate Versions

A snippet of footage is missing from the 2009 Universal DVD release. In previous prints, immediately following the title song as the crowd cheers, Shirley Pufnstuf exclaims, "That's my brother!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ghost World (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

IF I COULD
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung and later reprised by Jack Wild
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What could be better than Jack Wild singing and dancing?
16 May 2006 | by dbrinkley-1See all my reviews

I grew up with H.R. Pufnstuff and the dashingly talented Jack Wild and now my daughters are adoring fans of Jack Wild too. This movie is exactly what movies should be: fun and entertaining. This movie is not limited to children either. A lot of the dialogue is directed to adults and Witchiepoo's performance is something you do not want to miss. The music in this movie suited Jack Wild and Mama Cass beautifully. And as a Jack Wild fan, I would never miss the chance to watch him dance or hear him sing. Knowing the hard life that Jack had now makes this movie even more wonderful especially when he sings the opening song "If I Could". It makes me pause in loving adoration for him for giving me wonderful childhood memories that I am now passing on to my children. Let's all go to Living Island where there is friendship and fun! And keep Jack Wild's memory alive by passing Pufnstuff on to others.


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