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Babes in Toyland (1961 movie)

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Babes in Toyland
Directed byJack Donohue
Written byLowell S. Hawley
Ward Kimball
Glen MacDonough (operetta)
Joe Rinaldi
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringRay Bolger
Tommy Sands
Annette Funicello
CinematographyEdward Colman
Edited byRobert Stafford
Music byVictor Herbert
George Bruns
Mel Leven (new lyrics)
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • December 14, 1961 (1961-12-14)
Running time
106 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$4.6 million (US/ Canada rentals) [1]

Babes in Toyland is an 1961 Disney musical movie. It starred Tommy Sands as Tom Piper and Annette Funicello as Mary Contrary. The characters in the movie are taken from Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the night before of their wedding, evil Barnaby hires two men, Gonzorgo and Roderigo, to drown Tom and take Mary's sheep. The sheep are being taken care of by Little Bo Peep. This will make life very hard for Mary and the children she lives with. It will make her have to marry Barnaby.

Tom and the sheep are taken by Gonzorgo and Roderigo, but they sell Tom to gypsies instead of killing him. Tom escapes from the gypsies and goes with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69

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