Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland (1961)

Babes In Toyland is Walt Disney's first live action musical. Taken from the Victor Herbert operetta, the evil landlord Barnaby (Ray Bolger) is out to eliminate Tom (Tommy Sands) in order to marry Mary (Annette Funnicello). Tom is driven… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 14, 1961
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

a flat, stagy, artificially cheerful affair that falls far short of the memorably creepy Laurel and Hardy version of 1934.

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Brian Orndorf

Perhaps 105 minutes of this sugary concoction borders on punishment, but when the movie hits a creative groove the results are highly amusing, generating a heightened sense of theatrical entertainment with a definite Disney twist.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Where are Laurel and Hardy when you need them?

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Live-action Mother Goose musical with mild slapstick action.

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Emanuel Levy

Disney's first live-action musical is the second, inferior version of Victor Herbert's operetta; the first, in 1934, stars Laurel and Hardy.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A disgrace to the memory of Laurel and Hardy and the Hal Roach original.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

An audience of preschoolers and kindergarteners should still appreciate this colorful Disney film, and curious parents might enjoy seeing certain actors at work.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

So-so 1961 Disney take with Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, and Ed Wynn.

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Film Crazy
its a disney classic i love this movie but you hae to keep in mind that its an very old film so the graphics, acting and props arent great!! But its a great… More
Byron Brubaker
The big budget Disney extravaganza is the second of three adaptations of the operetta. I generally enjoyed it when I was a kid, but seeing it again recently… More
Jason Spencer
A flick from my youth. This was Disney's first live action musical production and I think it's pretty good. There isn't much to it story wise… More
Neum Daddy
Should be a fun weekend. I've had a hankerin' to see some snow for ages now. [color=green]_______________________________________[/color]… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
I was expecting something as exciting as "The Wizard of Oz", but this thing was a boring juvenile variety show with dumb characters. I wasn't fun… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I watched the first 5 minutes - did not enjoy at all.