The 1961 classic Disney musical “Babes In Toyland” has arrived on Blu-ray for the first time! The film, directed by Walt Disney himself, has undergone a Digital Restoration process to make it look like a brand new movie! Here’s a description of “Babes In Toyland,”
Tom the Piper’s Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary’s sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby’s henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland.
What a fun movie! Here’s the cast:
Ray Bolger (The Wizard of Oz) as Barnaby
Annette Funicello (TV’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Beach Party) as Mary Contrary
Tommy Sands (The Longest Day) as Tom Piper
Ed Wynn (Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins) as Toymaker
This is a great movie to watch in honor of the holiday season! Plus, it’s always fun to see movies that Walt himself worked on! You’ll meet a ton of your favorite nursury rhyme characters in the film, and you’ll feel like you’re part of their story as you follow along.
Be sure to let us know if YOU pick up “Babes In Toyland” on Blu-ray and tell us what you think!
Review Materials Provided By Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment