Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

DVD - 1971
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Eglantine Price, is a prim and proper amateur English witch who joins up with three Cockney waifs to help save war-torn Britain from Nazi invaders.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video, c1971.
ISBN: 9780788821486
0788821482
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., col. ;$c12 cm.

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bcostenb
Feb 25, 2015

This was returned awhile ago. Please check your shelves.

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

At the height of WWII, a bumbling apprentice witch living on the coast of England (Angela Lansbury, charming) finds herself saddled with a trio of war orphans being evacuated from London. At first MIss Price and the kids eye one another warily --- she doesn’t like children, they don’t like her cooking --- but sweet smiles and the wonders of magic eventually win out. When Price receives the terrible news that her Correspondence School for Witches is closing its doors without sending her the one final spell she desperately needs, she and the kids travel to London via a flying bed in order to confront the school’s founder, Professor Emelius Browne. Although the professor’s assistance proves to be somewhat less than satisfactory, he agrees to join Price and the tykes as they search the globe for the missing incantation, a journey highlighted by a stint on the wholly animated island of Naboobu, a technicolor land ruled by animals; and ending with a sorcerous encounter between a cadre of bumbling German invaders and a castle full of enchanted armour. Guess who wins? Disney enlivens a rather dull script with some well choreographed cartoon sequences (an underwater dance between Lansbury and co-star David Tomlinson amidst swirling bubbles and fishy waiters is nicely done), the songs are catchy though hardly memorable, and the final showdown between Nazis and ghostly battalions from England’s past borders on creepy. Thankfully, the usual dose of Disney treacle is kept to a minimum, it’s just too bad they didn’t maximize the editing...a raucous jungle soccer game goes on way too long while a song & dance homage to the hawkers of Portobello Road begins to resemble a series of outtakes from Mary Poppins. Fine fare for the single-digit crowd and a bit of syrupy nostalgia for their parents (or grandparents).

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czekirda
Dec 03, 2013

i'm glad that you got that movie i havan't watch that movie in a while since you had the last dvd and i'm gonna watch that movie next i'm so glod that you got it i almost thought that you won't get it but good you did get it . it was a really good movie December 3 2013 .

monica czekirda

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pinky0203
Mar 10, 2013

A classic Disney movie set during World War 2. "When young Charlie, Carrie and Paul move to a small village during World War II, they discover their host, Miss Price is an apprentice witch. Although her early attempts at magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob and they fly to the fantastic, animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England." Starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, and John Ericson.

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rtom77
Feb 28, 2013

Not as well known as Mary Poppins, but an entertaining, funny, and creative show. The usual high standard of Disney actors, costumes, set decoration, etc. even some fun soccer animation. Always fun, enjoy!

ChristyH Apr 16, 2012

A classic! My kids watched this recently and enjoyed it even though a lot of the war related story went right over their heads.

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dprodrig
Sep 02, 2011

Nice to see an old favourite.

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SeanMorton
Jun 09, 2011

One of my favorite live action children's films. Great songs, acting, and special effects! This film still holds up all these years later!

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sunsetfalls
May 19, 2010

This is my favourite movie of all time!

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libraryjunkie
Mar 07, 2010

Cute movie, but I thought it dragged on too long.

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Apr 09, 2017

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