Babes in Toyland (1961)

Babes in Toyland


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Movie Info

Babes In Toyland is Walt Disney's first live action musical. Taken from the Victor Herbert operetta, the evil landlord Barnaby (Ray Bolger) is out to eliminate Tom (Tommy Sands) in order to marry Mary (Annette Funnicello). Tom is driven to the land of no return and presumably killed. Barnaby's henchmen sell Tom to the gypsies, pocket the money and pretend to have murdered the lovestruck victim. A kindly toymaker (Ed Wynn) loses his shop in an explosion, with Tom and Mary coming to his aid. … More

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell S. Hawley, Ward Kimball, Joe Rinaldi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Buena Vista


as Barnaby

as Tom Piper

as Mary Contrary

as Toymaker

as Gonzorgo

as Grumio

as Bo Peep

as Roderigo

as Mother Goose

as Willie Winkie

as Simple Simon

as Jack-be-Nimble

as Bobby Shaftoe

as The Little Boy
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Critic Reviews for Babes in Toyland

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

a flat, stagy, artificially cheerful affair that falls far short of the memorably creepy Laurel and Hardy version of 1934.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Live-action Mother Goose musical with mild slapstick action.

Full Review… | December 2, 2014
Common Sense Media

An audience of preschoolers and kindergarteners should still appreciate this colorful Disney film, and curious parents might enjoy seeing certain actors at work.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps 105 minutes of this sugary concoction borders on punishment, but when the movie hits a creative groove the results are highly amusing, generating a heightened sense of theatrical entertainment with a definite Disney twist.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012

Audience Reviews for Babes in Toyland


its a disney classic i love this movie but you hae to keep in mind that its an very old film so the graphics, acting and props arent great!! But its a great light hearted film

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

A flick from my youth. This was Disney's first live action musical production and I think it's pretty good. There isn't much to it story wise or even with the acting but I think it's a good one for the kids.
Upon watching it again for the first time in decades I was happy with the nostalgia of the film but a little bored in the watching of it.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

I was expecting something as exciting as "The Wizard of Oz", but this thing was a boring juvenile variety show with dumb characters. I wasn't fun at all.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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