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Babes in Toyland (1986)

A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain, Barnaby.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Glen MacDonough (book), Paul Zindel (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Lisa Piper
Richard Mulligan ... Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
Keanu Reeves ... Jack Fenton / Jack-be-Nimble
Jill Schoelen ... Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
Googy Gress ... George / Georgie Porgie
Pat Morita ... The Toymaster
Walter Buschhoff ... Justice Grimm
Shari Weiser ... Trollog
Rolf Knie Rolf Knie ... Zack
Gaston Häni Gaston Häni ... Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman Pipo Sosman ... Jack in the Box
Chad Carlson Chad Carlson ... Joey Piper
Jean Moake Jean Moake ... News Announcer
Bill Marcus Bill Marcus ... Weather Announcer
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babes in Toyland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original American television broadcast was 140 minutes long. However, the VHS (German) release is only 94 minutes long, this is also the version that is now broadcast on television. Many of the deleted scenes included original songs. There are currently no plans to release this movie with both cuts between the original American television broadcast (140 minutes) and the German theatrical (94 minutes) on Blu-ray/DVD. See more »

Goofs

Mac and Zack's 'costume gloves' seem to fall down throughout the movie and reveal their skin color. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Weather Announcer: Two kinds of weather this Christmas Eve: Bad and worse. There's some kind of bumper storm heading Ohio way tonight. Road conditions will become extremely hazardous as the evening wears on. But, the best advice is to just stay home. Repeat: stay home.
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Alternate Versions

Foreign theatrical and U.S. home video versions heavily edited to 94 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of Babes in Toyland (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Monsterpiece
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Richard Mulligan
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holy crap
20 August 2002 | by sc_reaperSee all my reviews

I remember that dreadful moment...i was 10 and my parents flopped me down on the couch and threw that cheap excuse of a movie in the vcr. from the very beginning to the very end i could not stand what my eyes were seeing. this has got to be one of the most horrible movies i have EVER seen EVER.if keanu reeves gave out at least 1/10 of his work that he did in the matrix the movie would be great. but you know what? its not great. this movie sucks. from the songs that make your ears bleed to the horrible acting to the fat guy that stuffs more cookies in hie hat than his stomach, this movie is garbage. it deserves a -10 and nothing more. STAY AWAY!!!!!!


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