Magic in the details...
Walt Disney's first all live-action musical production, inspired by Victor Herbert's classic operetta, features Disney legend and original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello at her best in a joyful adventure for the whole family.
Experience a fantastic excursion into the world of Mother Goose where all roads lead to magical, merry Toyland. While Mary Contrary (Annette) and Tom Piper (Tommy Sands) prepare for their wedding, the villainous Barnaby (Ray Bolger of The Wizard of Oz) schemes to steal Mary away, setting off a series of comic chases and double-crosses that climax in a march of living toys to rescue Mary, the Toymaker (Disney favorite Ed Wynn) and his workshop. Will there be a happily ever after for Tom and Mary? Also starring Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, and Ann Jillian. Directed by Jack Donohue.
Babes in Toyland Academy Award nominations (1961): Best Scoring of a Musical Picture (George Bruns) and Best Costume Design (Color) (Bill Thomas).