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Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Squishy on December 16, 1999, 07:22:05 AM
Wow, I hope I can see this someday. It looks like it REALLY hurts.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Paul Westbrook on December 16, 1999, 11:40:57 AM
If you moviephiles out there want to really enjoy this flick, then you should check out the original Laurel and Hardy version. You will not be disappointed.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: arrr on December 24, 1999, 11:42:22 PM
i remember this movie, one big can of awful


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Stefan Robak on February 20, 2000, 10:39:46 AM
I remember this 2.  When I was 7, I was quite scared of the one eyed bird thing.  Looking back on it, the monster (and the movie) was really lame and was easily defeated.  And what's the guy from Empty Nest doing in this movie?


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Xalis on February 20, 2000, 03:59:50 PM
Hey,I loved this movie.  You people have no taste.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Erinnakitta on February 22, 2000, 12:40:04 PM
I don't care if this movie stunk or if it was fabulous. Drew Barrymore makes it incredibly worth while.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: katmann on March 18, 2000, 01:58:13 AM
 So this movie blows moose balls, but at least it boasts the earliest crotch shot of Drew's career
(but definitely not the last!).
   Just watch as she climbs from the back of myagi/santa's sleigh, (by the way , how many times does her dress change colours?).
   And an added bonus....NO PANTIES!!
Enjoy!!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: MechaZack on March 23, 2002, 11:33:46 AM
Keanu Reeves and no Matrix-cam?


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Robert Green on July 20, 2000, 12:48:42 PM
I saw this when NBC first aired it(3 hour running time, padded with huge ad blocks of course.)

I agree with the review, BUT you missed a (in my mind) very funny line from Mulligan.

He's ranting about how he's going to frame Jack for the cookie theft, I think and the phrase 'Federal cookie deficit' is mentioned(I forget the exact quote, would have to rewatch, agh)

I just like 'Federal cookie deficit', the only really funny line I found in the movie


Keep up the good work


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: wrygrass on August 20, 2000, 08:43:44 PM
What you have not been able to perceive is that Babes in Toyland is really the prequel to The Matrix. It shows the first too perfect matrix programed by the AI and rejected by humans. Sheesh--I would have thought that was obvious!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Miss Rori on September 04, 2000, 02:29:45 PM
According to Leonard Maltin's movie guide, this film was originally 150 minutes!  (Thus a three-hour time slot allowed for a half-hour of commercials.)  Which is to say that the version most of us have seen at least part of (in my case) is almost an hour *shorter*!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: The_Cynical_Critic on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I know people weren't expecting much from a film once sold with the purchase of a Happy Meal at McDonald's (damn the people at Burger King, they sold Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon videos). The funniest thing about that is that I bought a copy.

My expectations were low as low could be and even though this film is very poor, I thought it's unintentionally hilarious. My favorite 2 lines from the movie were from the grouchy store manager ("Christmas time is snow time and in no time it'll be Christmas again") and when Lisa turned the mayor/judge's words around after locking him in jail ("Sorry, but that's the way the Cookie Kingdom crumbles. Ha ha, little joke").


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Susan Henry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this movie on Optus (coz I live in Australia) and I thought Keanu and Drew looked cute together (Keanu looks cute by himself anyway!)and who ever doesn't like this version of 'Babes in Toyland' obviously has no taste at all!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Green Hornet on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Yeah, it rips off "Wizard Of Oz", but also Laurel & Hardy's "March Of The Wooden Solders" which had a REASON for 6ft "G.I. Joes" being around. But let's have pity on the cast and crew; like the Disney version before them, they had to follow Stan and Ollie's act. Poor saps!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: R. Holland on July 15, 2001, 11:23:20 PM
This is a great movie for elementary age children, 8-12,. It is not intended for teenagers and adults.  It would be helpful for an adult to advise the children that everything is make-believe and that nobody really gets hurt.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Brian on August 09, 2001, 06:55:13 PM
This movie is HOT! I Dont know what youre talking about. Im 17, and i bought this movie at McDonalds about 10 years ago!  The movie, the characters, especially Mrs Hubbard.. all of them are great.  Justice Grimm is wonderful, and Sweet Trullog is a brilliant character.  Its a great movie for anyone of any age! A Must seee!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: the mighty movie man on August 09, 2001, 08:46:37 PM
lets just put this movie into one word that describes this movie to a tee. TERRIBAL!!!!!!!!!! there has been more plot in porno movies. i pity the fool who wasted good money to rent this one. luckaly i was able to waste my friends parents money to rent it. it is an over all frightiningly bad movie.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: cole on August 26, 2001, 09:03:32 PM
first time i watched this movie i was tripping my balls off, it seemed to have a much more complicated plot then... of course it really makes no sense what-so-ever when im straight. hmmmmm. this is one of the best horrible movies of all time...


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: anilorac83 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
If you really  have a sense of tast and you know that this movie is FICTION!!!! you'll know it's a great movie, who cares if he had something in their hands and then didn't. And who cares if the bats were made out of toys, It's a fiction moviue made for KIDS and not to be analyzed, that it's why its rated G. who ever did the review on the movie really needs to learn how to do that. Critizing doesn't change anything but your was RIDICULOUS


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Keanu-Lord of Acting on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yes this is a kids movie. That doesn't excuse just how bad it really is. Even 'G' -rated flicks need to adhere to SOME standards or else this is what develops. For all the stars involved, this was truly a lowpoint in all of their careers (except Keanu, for which it was a highlight).


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: laura on November 20, 2001, 03:17:43 PM
i think the movie is fantastic, its a true childhood memory. ive been trying to find it for ages, i really must see it again. ive looked all over the net and cant seem to find a place to buy it. well its magic anyway.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Elphie on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie...whoa. I rented it after reading this, as I was a fan of that crappy 60's version and the good one with Laurel and Hardy whe I was little and wanted to compare it.
First off,  I am a fan of Drew's and think she did the best she could with what she was given here...Keanu did okay(He's hot here though!)..but Toyland itself is SO chintzy, it looks like a bad theme park. As for the plot...what plot???? I enjoyed the badness of it all and I wonder how the hell Elieen Brennan ended up in this movie(her charcter's speech about selling the kids creeped me out, as did Barnaby and Mary's realtionship, its like Olvia Newton-John marrying that creepy janitor from your middle school)
My favorite part was the Cinncinatti song.. "At first they named it Cincci but the cinnci is so natty..."


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Cory_Feldman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
After noticing this review I remembered that my parents have this movie so my friends and I decided to sit down and watch it.

It was hilarious! Has anybody noticed that as the sleigh takes off Santa feels the need to adjust his junk and then scream OOOOHHHHHHHH!

Also when the children first meet him in his workshop he lets them in on a little secret, no a big secret, one he has never shared with anyone, and then he reaches for his crotch.  OSCAR GOLD!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: tabbycat on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Hey, probably he best part about this li'l flick is how bloody illogical everything is. Such as how the actors could say their lines with a straight face....
-T


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Netz on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's a good movie.  Richard Mulligan makes a fine villain.

Keanu is very cute...


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Violeta on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
When me and my sister were kids we couldn't wait for december when my dad would let us watch christmas movies. This was one of our favs.  I love it.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Nessie on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'd post a longer comment, but I can't beat what that one guy said about this being "the Too-Perfect Version 1 of the Matrix".  Gold.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Jonra on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I come from c-i-n-c-i-n-n-a-t-i cincinnati the best town in O-H-I-O ohio usa at first they called it cinnys but since cinncys was so natty that's how it got it's name to stayyyy.

WEll the girls are pretty pretty in this little town and city the fellows are the fiesteyist i've seen, and when it comes to football the browns and the bengals maul teams they nock the socks off every team

I mean to tell comminsinceable the backs are irrestible


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: hannah on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
this is the best film ever! The songs are great and Barnaby Barnacle is really scary with his strange thumb nail!!! I love it!! Can anyboby tell me what the monsters are made of? I love a happy ending - just like the Wizard of OZ !!!!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: night heron on June 15, 2004, 09:34:42 PM
I remember seeing the origional with TOMMY KIRK and RAY BOLGER and how about kirk astrid his toy horse and leading the army of toy solders against barnaby as well as the red and green spray stuff in those handy squirt bottles


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Jasmin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Hey guys, what up?  I am looking to find this movie on DVD if possible, does anyone know where I might be able to get it?  I'm in Australia, so probably my best bet is to look in America.  I have tried Ebay, and cannot find it there.  I know that if it isn't on Ebay, it's nowhere, but I need to find it.  

Jazzles


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Chris on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
There's nothing like a bad movie, and this one is really up there. It's actually fun to watch if you have a couple hours to kill. But be warned, you will NOT get that time back. So, have fun.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Hannah on July 20, 2004, 07:39:52 AM
I loved it!! I watched it all the time! And I watched it last weekend at my grandparents house with a friend! It was a good laugh!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Otto Baron on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
From an opening musical number that demonstrates the wonders of life in Cincinatti (as well as the difficulty of coming up with words that rhyme with it) This is a special treat for afficiandos of really bad cinema.  The severity of the charge of "Grand theft cookies", the touching scene where Drew Barrymore remembers her negligee (I still have my teddy!) And let's not forget how Santa may know if children are naughty or nice, but is apparently clueless when it comes to the behavior of adults.(He just adores Pete Rose.)I located a copy of this some years back at McDonalds, and found it a worthy follow-up to the equally well crafted "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians) This film was well worth the price of a big mac-without any of the artery hardening greese you'd get from eating it.  The Only thing this film lacks is the Joel Hodges and his robot friends doing a commentary.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: nobody reads names! on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Why are those damn kids laughing? The dudes killed like two trolls. Now the trolls will eat Santa. Now I'M laughing.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Corey on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Cute movie. Liked the "Cinnskiwhat'ski?" gag a lot. I prefer the original version, though. Laurel and Hardy made better flunkies. This movie's good in it's own right though. I give it an 8.5 out of 10.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Amanda on November 24, 2004, 02:52:06 PM
Im at work and I got the Gay Cincinnati song stuck in my head so I started looking for the lyrics and found the song here! I used to watch this movie everyday when I was a kid!!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: kerri on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I dont care what anyone else says, I think the film is awesome and right now I am going on ebay to find it, Keanu was incredibly cute in this film and Drew, well you could'nt find a better actress for that film! loved it!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Kelly on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Aww, come on.  This movie may suck but it's pretty much a children's classic.  I used to watch everyday and I made all my friend's watch (and we're all in high school) and they still liked it.  If you still think it sucks, at least the cheesiness of it all is still funny.  And they get to drive those sweet little cookie cars!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Sora the B-Movie Alchemist on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Every year, my mother drags out these god-awful Christmas films. This... horrid piece was a member of the Sora-Torture Fest. Thankfully, I was so young I don't remember much.

Rating: N/A


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Frank on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
One thing the reviewer forgot to mention:  Not only will being from Ohio make you immune to zombie making poison, you will also be immune even if you just sing about a place that you have not only never been to but have never even heard of.

DAMN IT! Now I Have that Cincinati song stuck in my head


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Sassy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Does anybody know all the words to the Cincinnati song? I'm from Cincinnati and I love the song, but I don't know all of it, and what I do know has been stuck in my head for days... I want to know all of it! :) So if you know it, please e-mail it to me! Thanks a bunch! ;)


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Hayley on January 15, 2006, 08:07:06 PM
You guys are crazy, this is one of my most favorite movies in the entire world!!!


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Hallidae on October 28, 2005, 09:42:03 PM
I remember this movie, because the daycare I was in as a kid practically required us to watch it once a week through the months of November and December. Characters from it still appear in my nightmares on occasion.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Nicole Emery on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is the best version of Babes in Toyland.  It's Jill Schoelen's second best movie.  Her best one is The Phantom of the Opera (1989).


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Jacknotbilly on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Contrary to what Andrew says, this movie is NOT a "loose adaptation of the Wizard of Oz" but a medium adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta BABES IN TOYLAND--even the plot, names of the characters, and most of the music is the same.

Example: "March of the Toys" is used for the background music of the battle scene a clip of which he gives.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: LisaPiper on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I LOOOOVE this movie!
All who hate it are fools!
How could anyone hate a movie in which the bad guy with a long, black thumbnail lives in a giant bowling ball with his freako flunkies, Zack znd Mack?

And come on, the enitre film is hilarious- the Cincinnati song is so sweetly ridiculous! How wonderfully silly it is that Keanu Reeves can't sing!

I know I appreciated my childhood MUCH more after watching "Babes in Toyland" at age 11.


Title: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Sarah on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I loved this movie when I was little!

I gotta re-watch it!


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: giant Claw on March 06, 2007, 11:33:02 PM
I think i prefer the one with TOMMY SANDS and RAY BOLDGER remmeber SANDS rinning the little tou horse and leading the army of wind up solders? and the handy spray bottles with the red and green liquids that make things grow or shrink maybe it inspired FANTASTIC VOYAGE


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: mrgb46 on June 30, 2007, 01:51:15 PM
I haven't seen this movie,I'll admit,but you just don't mess with a classic that starred Laurel and Hardy.That's a big no no!!!!


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 12, 2007, 10:30:54 PM
Babes in Toyland.

No wonder I have horrible memories of elementary school.

They made us watch this one year.


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: TheDope on September 11, 2007, 05:47:59 PM
Call me a masochist, but I bought the VHS of this at a yard sale not long after reading this review.

'Shoulda listened.   :buggedout:

A whole village of furries.  Errrgh....


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Kumquat on December 13, 2007, 02:10:59 AM
I remember this movie vividly.  I saw it when it orignally aired on TV, and it upset me so badly that just reading this review many, many years later made me feel somewhat queasy.   Still, good job on the review.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on March 17, 2008, 03:36:08 PM
The one with TOMMY SANDS and RAY BOLGER was better at least the creatures were not so outlandish and at least sands astride the wood horse and leading to wooden solders added a striking pose


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on September 05, 2008, 11:22:15 PM
I saw the disney version with TOMMY SANDS and RAY BOLGER its just another cheap remake :thumbdown: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 06, 2008, 01:29:44 PM
I've seen both the Tommy Sands and Ed Wynn version and the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy version, and while the Laurel and Hardy version is superior (IMHO), the march of the toys and the climatic battle between the toys and Ray Bolger are a couple of reasons to see the Sands and Wynn version. The Sands and Wynn version also feature the motion picture debut of Ann Jillian. I wonder whatever happened to her.


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: blackheartjonny on September 07, 2008, 04:54:45 PM
okay...at the risk of sounding like a total nerd. I actually own this movie and still semi-enjoy it to this day...i mean i like it now cause its cheesey and stupid....but i loved it when i was kid...i didnt know any better..lol


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Wolfie on September 20, 2008, 04:48:50 PM
I wanna watch it soon! XD, I love bad movies and this one might be at the top of the list.


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: soaps on December 13, 2008, 03:07:19 AM
I bought this movie at McDonalds.


Title: Re: Babes in Toyland
Post by: Ariel on August 13, 2010, 11:33:42 AM
I do not understand what was so bad about this movie.  WHen i was little i use to watch this movie all the time when i slept over at my grandparents house.  Just because it wasnt edited perfectly doesnt mean that it was a bad movie.  I am going to purchase this movie show it my my siblings and my own children when i have them.  :bouncegiggle: So all in all i love this movie and all you people dont know how to appreciate a good movie.