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The Toy Shop (1996)

Locked in a deserted old English toy shop, Katherine and her stuffy cousin Matthew meet some very special friends. Their fantasy world becomes a nightmare when Master Jack, the evil ... See full summary »

Directors:

Rick Allen (as Richard Allen), Garry Blye | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Mark Shekter
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David Blye David Blye ... (voice)
Patrick Blye Patrick Blye ... (voice)
Alyson Court ... Katherine (voice)
Don Francks ... General Jim (voice)
Nonnie Griffin Nonnie Griffin ... (voice)
Roland Parliament Roland Parliament ... Matthew (voice)
James Rankin James Rankin ... (voice)
Colette Stevenson Colette Stevenson ... Aunt Haggis (voice)
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Locked in a deserted old English toy shop, Katherine and her stuffy cousin Matthew meet some very special friends. Their fantasy world becomes a nightmare when Master Jack, the evil jack-in-the-box casts a spell and shrinks Katherine to the size of a doll. Written by Anonymous

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A Whole Store Full of Toys Comes to Life in This Heart-Warming Cartoon Adventure See more »


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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1996 (USA) See more »

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De Toy Shop See more »

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So far of the three seen so far, the best Blye Migicovsky animation
1 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The other two were Journey to the Center of the Earth, which was decent but also on the underwhelming side and The Count of Monte Cristo, which I disliked. I highly enjoyed The Toy Shop though, seeing it as part of my pre-school friend's "obscure animation" collection. The character designs could have done with more fluidity perhaps and there are moments where the dialogue comes across as corny. But much makes up for it. The backgrounds are vibrant and detailed enough, and the music is whimsical and memorable. The characters do at least engage, especially Katherine and the toys are a very colourful bunch. Master Jack is a good villain, though his type of character and motivations have been done before. The voice acting is spirited. The best asset though is the story, it has a lot of charm and heart and it never makes the mistake of being dull. All in all, I liked it very much, it's not perfect but it's good to know that Blye Migicovsky are capable of something good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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