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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 named, Barnaby.

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... Lisa Piper
... Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
... Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
... Jack Fenton / Jack-be-Nimble
... Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
... George / Georgie Porgie
... The Toymaster
Walter Buschhoff ... Justice Grimm
... Trollog
Rolf Knie ... Zack
Gaston Häni ... Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman ... Jack in the Box
Chad Carlson ... Joey Piper
Jean Moake ... News Announcer
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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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en Juguetelandia  »

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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 on DVD/Blue-ray) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lisa Piper: I'm not a child!
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Connections

Version of Toyland ng dalawang (1989) See more »

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Two Worlds
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Drew Barrymore
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So So Bad it is good...
31 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I cannot believe I have never heard or seen this movie. I was getting married in 1986 and I guess this just passed me by! Tonight for the first time, I am watching this movie on TV with my nine year old. He loves it! I on the other hand am feigning interest while I'm amazed and entertained by the bad acting, tacky costumes cheap wooden toys and really bad sets!

My 9 year old LOVES the whole thing. The weird little beat up cars and leftover stuff they must of used from a closed amusement park. This looks like a episode of Puff N Stuff on a lower budget. I can certainly see how all the people who truly love this movie must of loved it when it first came out. Lets just say, if I didn't have a 9 year old, I would of clicked right by. :)


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