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Babes in Toyland (1961 movie)

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Babes in Toyland
DVD cover
Directed by Jack Donohue
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Lowell S. Hawley
Ward Kimball
Glen MacDonough (operetta)
Joe Rinaldi
Starring Ray Bolger
Tommy Sands
Annette Funicello
Music by Victor Herbert
George Bruns
Mel Leven (new lyrics)
Cinematography Edward Colman
Edited by Robert Stafford
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date
December 14, 1961 (1961-12-14)
Running time
106 min.
Language English
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.


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.


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

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