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Babes in Toyland (1986)

A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain, Barnaby.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Glen MacDonough (book), Paul Zindel (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Lisa Piper
Richard Mulligan ... Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
Keanu Reeves ... Jack Fenton / Jack-be-Nimble
Jill Schoelen ... Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
Googy Gress ... George / Georgie Porgie
Pat Morita ... The Toymaster
Walter Buschhoff ... Justice Grimm
Shari Weiser ... Trollog
Rolf Knie Rolf Knie ... Zack
Gaston Häni Gaston Häni ... Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman Pipo Sosman ... Jack in the Box
Chad Carlson Chad Carlson ... Joey Piper
Jean Moake Jean Moake ... News Announcer
Bill Marcus Bill Marcus ... Weather Announcer
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Storyline

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. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babes in Toyland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore was 11 years old at the time of filming. By this stage, she was a regular at nightclubs, had been smoking for two years and was just beginning a dangerous flirtation with alcohol that would later extend to marijuana and cocaine. It is alleged that she would spend her nights off hanging out with a rock band in their hotel as they were coincidentally touring Germany at the time. That rock band is generally thought to be Rod Stewart and his crew. See more »

Goofs

Throughout their escapades in Toyland, Lisa drives a pink car, Mary drives a blue car, and Georgie drives a purple car. Jack's car changes between pink and blue constantly. For example, at the Toymaster's Workshop he parks a pink car, then leaves in a blue one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Weather Announcer: Two kinds of weather this Christmas Eve: Bad and worse. There's some kind of bumper storm heading Ohio way tonight. Road conditions will become extremely hazardous as the evening wears on. But, the best advice is to just stay home. Repeat: stay home.
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Alternate Versions

Foreign theatrical and U.S. home video versions heavily edited to 94 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

May The Years To Come
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by chorus
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So So Bad it is good...
31 December 2006 | by av-35See all my reviews

I cannot believe I have never heard or seen this movie. I was getting married in 1986 and I guess this just passed me by! Tonight for the first time, I am watching this movie on TV with my nine year old. He loves it! I on the other hand am feigning interest while I'm amazed and entertained by the bad acting, tacky costumes cheap wooden toys and really bad sets!

My 9 year old LOVES the whole thing. The weird little beat up cars and leftover stuff they must of used from a closed amusement park. This looks like a episode of Puff N Stuff on a lower budget. I can certainly see how all the people who truly love this movie must of loved it when it first came out. Lets just say, if I didn't have a 9 year old, I would of clicked right by. :)


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