Babes in Toyland (1986)


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While Walt Disney's 1961 filmization of Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland pales in comparison to the 1934 movie version starring Laurel & Hardy, the Disney film is an unqualified classic when compared to the ill-starred 1986 TV version. Adapted for television by playwright Paul Zindel, the 1986 film stars Drew Barrymore as Lisa Piper, a contemporary girl whisked off Wizard of Oz fashion to Toyland. Here her friends and family from the "real" world are reincarnated as villainous Barnaby (Richard … More

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Paul Zindel
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On DVD: Nov 21, 1991



as Lisa Piper

as The Toymaster

as Alex, Jack Be Nimble

as Mrs. Piper/Widow Hub...

as Justice Grimm

as Bernie/Barnaby Barna...

as Margaret, Mary Contr...

as Jim/Georgie Porgie

as Trollog

as Jack-in-the-Box

as Raggedy Ann

as Mrs. Goosefoot

as Dr. Foster

as Town Crier

as Cookie Factory Worke...

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I'm not a fan of any of these movies of Babes in Toyland, the story is predictable, the dialogue is horrible, the whole thing is very silly and makes no sense. Of course kids may still enjoy it, and it was nice to see a couple of 80s stars in this movie, but that's it.

Aj V

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Just too outlandish and cartoonish for its own good. Poor little Drew Barrymoore hits her head and imagines this crazy world where Keanu Reeves acts like a Ken doll and an old evil man tries to marry her sister. The low budget factor only makes it seem more strange, but I think it's worth seeing for all the campy performances.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

CAST: DREW Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, Anette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Richard Mulligan

DIRECTOR: Clive Donner

SUMMARY: 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.

MY THOUGHTS: Simply a bad silly movie, loaded with bad acting, a bad script and just really weird. Not the good weird either.


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