Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks was produced several years after Walt Disney's death and released in the fall of 1971. As it turned out, Bedknobs was frequently compared to Mary Poppins -- probably thanks to several striking similarities between the two productions, notably the presence in the cast of David Tomlinson, the use of Cockney children as central characters, and the inclusion of sequences that combine animation and live-action. Set in wartime England, Bedknobs stars Angela Lansbury as
Nov 11, 1971 Wide
Mar 20, 2001
Buena Vista Pictures
Arthur E. Gould-Port...
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It's more sophisticated than the usual run of Disney product, but it lacks the inventiveness that could endow it with genuine charm.
It is when the film [based on the book by Mary Norton] dives deeply into the realms of fantasy that it is most enjoyable.
Disney's multi-Oscar nominated musical is not as good as Mary Poppins to which it's often compared, but Angela Lansbury is well-cast and most of the visual effects, which won the Oscar, are impressive.
A fun, fairly intelligent, unexpectedly witty example of cinema for children at a time when that genre was at one of its lowest-ever ebbs
It's a little uneven but at its best Bedknobs And Broomsticks rivals the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins.
Like Lansbury, the film has aged well and retains almost all of its magic.
Animation is neatly mixed with live action, and Lansbury, engaging as ever, heads a capable cast.
Has many moments rooted in movie magic, but there's also a whole lot of filler that brings the movie to a length that's more than bearable.
Angela Lansbury shows off her singing, dancing and comic skills -- which I think even overshadow the film's Oscar-winning special effects.
It's Disney, and it has magic in it, but for me it's a stretch to call the film 'magical.'
If Jessica Fletcher was a witch all along, you think she could've kept Cabot Cove a little safer
A fun adventure that always seems to get mixed up in my memory with Mary Poppins, and while they share similarities, this one stands out on its own as a great childrens film.
Oscar-winning special effects and animation sequences by Ward Kimball make this musical fantasy a perennial favorite.
grand, under rated Disney special effects filled musical.
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