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Pufnstuf (1970)

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This children's fantasy is based on the popular 1960s kiddy show H.R. Pufnstuf, which combined giant puppets and live-action players. In the story, a young lad with a magical flute travels to a magic island where he must help the amiable dragon Pufnstuf retrieve a stolen magic flute.

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Cast

Jack Wild
as Jimmy
Martha Raye
as Boss Witch
Billie Hayes
as Witchiepoo
Roberto Gamonet
as H.R. Pufnstuf
Sharon Baird
as Shirley Pufnstuf
Johnny Silver
as Dr. Blinky/Ludicrous Lion
Andrew Ratoucheff
as Alarm Clock
Billy Barty
as Googy Gopher
Felix Silla
as Polkadotted Horse
Mama Cass Elliot
as Witch Hazel
Joy Campbell
as Orson Vulture/Fireman
Jane Dulo
as Miss Flick
Jan Davis
as Witch Way
Angelo Rossitto
as Seymore Spider / Clang
Van Snowden
as H.R. Pufnstuf
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Critic Reviews for Pufnstuf

All Critics (1)

I probably would have enjoyed this more seeing it with a Midnight crowd, laughing at how outrageous the whole film was. But sitting at home by myself, I found myself losing interest.

May 12, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Sin Magazine

Audience Reviews for Pufnstuf

½

I never truly understood the meaning of the phrase, "So good, it's bad". Oh God, do I know now. This... jeez, where do I even begin...? I've never seen such a tripped-out children's film. Hippie trees, wacky Technicolour sets, and a dash of "angel dust". Get the idea? Plus H. R. Pufnstuf himself can't seem to keep his eyes from going googly. Veeeeery creepy, I assure you. But Jack Wild is positively wonderful, and the witches' convention is a very cool touch. If someone you love hasn't been exposed to this film... you're doing them a disservice. Just try not to watch this on drugs. I think you might lose your freaking mind.

Jessica van der Sloot
Jessica van der Sloot

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½

Not great cinema but who cares?! This is, for me, pure, unadulterated nostalgic bliss! (Did you know that it's almost physically impossible to say "Witchiepoo" and be unhappy?)

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

One of my favorite movies from childhood. I can sing along with all the songs, much to my wife's s chagrin.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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