Babes in Toyland (soundtrack)
Walt Disney's Babes In Toyland was the original record album for the 1961 film adaptation. However, it is a cover version rather than an authentic soundtrack album; the actors in the film are replaced by uncredited singers for this album, but Ann Jillian, from the film's cast, is featured on Never Mind, Bo Peep, Ed Wynn from the film, is featured on the "Workshop Song". Ray Bolger as Barnaby in "We Won't Be Happy Till We Get It" and "Castle in Spain" is replaced by the recognizable Thurl Ravenscroft. A single with Annette's songs was available; the tracks listed below are from the Disneyland album: SIDE ONE Mother Goose Village And Lemonade † We Won't Be Happy Till We Get It † Just A Whisper Away † Slowly He Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea • Castle In Spain † Never Mind Bo-Peep † I Can't Do The Sum †SIDE TWO Floretta † Forest Of No Return † Go To Sleep † Toyland † Workshop Song † Just A Toy † March Of The Toys ‡ Tom And Mary •• Words & music by Mel Leven & George Bruns † Words & music by Mel Leven & George Bruns, adapted from the Victor Herbert melodies.
‡ Words & music by George Bruns, adapted from the Victor Herbert melodies. An album credited to the "original cast", featuring the performances of the film's cast was released in 1961, but this album is not a true soundtrack either; the only items present which could be loosely attested as being from the original film soundtrack are the re-recorded studio performances of the individual actors' vocals. As many musicals of the period did, this album featured re-recorded, edited and/or re-arranged versions of songs featured in the film, provided by the same cast which appeared therein; the choral tracks are instead those heard on the Disneyland Records album, as are the accompanying music tracks to the songs. The album features a six-minute orchestral overture heard neither in the film nor on the previous album; the main title music as heard in the actual film is not heard on the album. Therefore, neither album is a "soundtrack" recording in that neither contains any session material recorded for the film.
Babes in Toyland (band)
Babes in Toyland is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The band was founded by vocalist and guitarist Kat Bjelland, a native of Oregon, along with drummer Lori Barbero and bassist Michelle Leon, replaced by Maureen Herman in 1992. Babes in Toyland released three studio albums: Spanking Machine, followed by the commercially successful Fontanelle, Nemesisters, before becoming inactive in 1997 and disbanding in 2001. While the band was inspirational to some performers in the riot grrrl movement in the Pacific Northwest, Babes in Toyland never associated themselves with the movement. In 2014, the band reunited, the following year began performing live together for the first time in over a decade, they completed an international tour throughout 2015, during which bassist Herman was fired and replaced with Clara Salyer. Babes in Toyland formed in 1987, after frontwoman Kat Bjelland met drummer Lori Barbero at a friend's barbecue. From Woodburn, Oregon and a former resident of San Francisco, Bjelland had moved to Minneapolis to form a band.
Bjelland was a self-taught guitarist, at the time Barbero had no experience playing any instruments. Bjelland commented: "Hopefully, from being technically inexperienced, you can use your imagination, play the drums like an instrument instead of just being a beat-keeper, and play the bass like you feel it, from your gut, instead of saying,'Here's my scales.'" In its initial formation in 1987, in addition to Bjelland and Barbero, the band included Kris Holetz on bass and singer Cindy Russell. Following the departures of Holetz and Russell, it was believed that the band recruited Bjelland's friend and former bandmate, Courtney Love, on bass, as Love claimed to have been "kicked out" of the band. However, during a 2015 interview and Barbero refuted this, with Barbero stating: "She lived in my house, one time I think when we were rehearsing she came down and picked up something and tried to play and we were just like, "get out of here." However, Michelle Leon, hired as the group's bass player, claimed that she was replaced by Love as bassist shortly after joining.
After the group rehearsed with Love on "a couple" of occasions, Leon stated Barbero called her and asked her to re-join the band. It has been noted that several songs from the Babes In Toyland's debut album shared lyrics and verses with several songs by Hole, most notably Hole's first several singles, including b-sides from "Retard Girl" and "Dicknail"; the group began performing shows at local art galleries and other venues in late 1987. Local journalist Jon Bream recalled: "They were a sort of loud, angry, obnoxious thing at first and amateurish in a sense, and they developed over time into something, pretty amazing... The shows just seemed to make more sense. There was a focus there... They were able to connect with the audience." In 1989, they released their first single, "Dust Cake Boy", through Sub Pop records' singles club in 1989. The band entered the studio in 1989 to record their debut album, Spanking Machine, recorded with grunge producer Jack Endino at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording and released in April 1990 on Minneapolis' Twin/Tone Records.
The album caught the attention of underground rock band Sonic Youth, whose frontman Thurston Moore invited the band to perform on Sonic Youth's 1990 European tour to promote their latest album, Goo. Babes in Toyland subsequently performed alongside Sonic Youth at 1991's Reading Festival, documented in Dave Markey's music documentary, 1991: The Year Punk Broke. British DJ John Peel was a fan of the album, citing it as his "favourite album of 1990." During the band's tour with Sonic Youth in 1990, Babes in Toyland recorded a radio session for John Peel, one of the many Peel Sessions. The band completed a second session with Peel in 1991, the sessions were released as The Peel Sessions — the band's second EP — in 1992, their first EP, To Mother, was composed of outtakes from Spanking Machine and was released in July 1991. After touring in 1991, the band entered the studio for a second time to record their major label follow-up to Spanking Machine. Bassist Michelle Leon left the group in early 1992, shortly after the death of her boyfriend, Joe Cole.
Maureen Herman was recruited as her replacement. With this new line-up, the band signed with Warner Bros.'s Reprise Records. Their second studio album, Fontanelle was recorded in Cannon Falls, Minnesota and in New York City, featured production for Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. Fontanelle was released in 1992, sold over 250,000 copies in the United States alone; the lead single on the album, "Bruise Violet," is said to be an attack on Courtney Love. However, Bjelland denied this, saying instead that "Violet" was the name of a muse to both her and Love. A music video for "Bruise Violet" was shot in the SoHo loft of photographer Cindy Sherman, who appears in the video as Bjelland's doppelganger. Sherman's photos appear on the covers of Fontanelle and the group's second EP, the imagery was recreated on stage banners with the artist's permission. In 1993, the band was chosen to take part in that year's Lollapalooza tour, playing alongside such acts as Primus, Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr. and Rage Against the Machine.
During dates at Lollapalooza, the band released their third and final EP, Painkillers, in June 1993. In 1994, journalist Neal Karlen began writing Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band, which dealt with the band's signing to Warner and the recording of Fontanelle. Commenting on the book in retrospect, Bjelland s
Babes in Toyland (1986 film)
Babes in Toyland is a 1986 television film directed by Clive Donner, stars Keanu Reeves, Richard Mulligan and Drew Barrymore. It is based on the operetta of the same title by Glen MacDonough; this version features a new score by Leslie Bricusse along with select portions of Herbert's score. It was filmed on location in Munich, West Germany in the summer of 1986, it was broadcast on NBC on December 19, 1986 and released on VHS in 1991. The European theatrical version was shortened to 94 minutes. Lisa Piper, an eleven-year-old girl from Cincinnati, takes care of her siblings and cooks for her family, she has no time for toys, refuses to be treated as a child. During a blizzard on Christmas Eve, Lisa is transported to Toyland, she arrives just before Mary Contrary is to be wedded to the unpleasant Barnaby Barnacle, although Mary loves Barnaby's nephew, Jack Nimble. Lisa, with her new friends, finds out that Barnaby plans to take over Toyland. Lisa, Mary and Georgie Porgie go to the kindly Toymaster for help, but he can only help them if Lisa believes in toys.
Barnaby confronts them and the Toymaster showing his true colors, steals a flask containing distilled evil that the Toymaster had been collecting, before leaving Lisa and company to be eaten by Trollog, a vulture-like monster with a single enchanted eye that Barnaby uses to spy on his enemies. They escape by blinding Trollog with paint and locking him in a chest, but are captured and imprisoned one by one in Barnaby's hidden fortress. Barnaby reveals that he had been creating an army of trolls to take over Toyland, attempts to corrupt his captives into being his servants with the contents of the flask, stating he would replace Trollog with Lisa and make Mary his Troll Princess. However, Lisa proves to be immune to the evil, manages to reverse the effects on her friends. After escaping from Barnaby's stronghold, they return to the Toymaster; when Barnaby unleashes his army of trolls upon Toyland, Lisa's newfound belief animates an army of life-sized toy soldiers that the Toymaster had created, they drive Barnaby into the Forest of the Night.
Having lost control of his creatures and having failed at making Lisa his new Trollog, Barnaby is banished from Toyland. Jack and Mary are married. Lisa is taken home by the Toymaster -, revealed to be Santa Claus - in a sleigh with wooden reindeer, they travel across the Milky Way until she wakes as though it had all been a dream. Many deleted scenes were musical numbers such as Keanu Reeves and Jill Schoelen singing in jail or Drew Barrymore and the cast planning a jailbreak. Other transitional dialogue was missing from the European theatrical version. Babes in Toyland on IMDb Babes in Toyland at AllMovie
Babes in Toyland (operetta)
Babes in Toyland is an operetta composed by Victor Herbert with a libretto by Glen MacDonough, which wove together various characters from Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a Christmas-themed musical extravaganza. Following the extraordinary success of their stage musical The Wizard of Oz, produced in New York beginning in January 1903, producer Fred R. Hamlin and director Julian P. Mitchell hoped to create more family musicals. MacDonough had helped Mitchell with revisions to the Oz libretto by L. Frank Baum. Mitchell and MacDonough persuaded Victor Herbert to join the production. Babes in Toyland features some of Herbert's most famous songs – among them "Toyland", "March of the Toys", "Go To Sleep, Slumber Deep", "I Can't Do the Sum"; the theme song "Toyland", the most famous instrumental piece from the operetta, "March of the Toys" show up on Christmas compilations. The original production opened at the Chicago Grand Opera house in June 1903, produced by Hamlin and directed by Mitchell, toured to several East Coast cities before opening in New York in October 1903 and ran for 192 performances.
This was followed by revivals. The piece was so popular. After a three-month tryout beginning on June 17, 1903 at the Grand Opera House in Chicago, followed by a tour to several East Coast cities, the original New York production opened on October 13, 1903 at the Majestic Theatre at Columbus Circle in Manhattan and closed after 192 performances on March 19, 1904, it was directed by Julian P. Mitchell. Large audiences were drawn to the musical by opulent sets of Toyland; the sets were designed by John H. Young and Homer Emens, with costumes designed by Caroline Siedle. In September 1904, two tours went on the road; the first-class one played a 3-week return engagement beginning on January 2, 1905 at the Majestic, continuing its tour, kept the scenic effects and much of the original cast, making stops in major cities for extended periods of time. The second-class tour with a reduced cast and orchestra was streamlined for short stays on the road. A Broadway revival opened on December 23, 1929 at Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, closing on January 11, 1930.
It was directed by Milton Aborn. Another Broadway revival opened on December 20, 1930 at the Imperial Theatre, closing in January 1931, it was choreographed by Virginie Mauret. A new book and lyrics for the show were written for the Light Opera of Manhattan in 1975 by Alice Hammerstein Mathias and the company's director-producer William Mount-Burke. LOOM played this operetta as a Christmas show for six to eight weeks each year thereafter for 13 seasons with considerable success, the rewritten book and lyrics has since been used by other companies, including Troupe America; the ensemble becomes a mechanical militia of toys for the "March of the Toys", children from the audience are brought up to help "wind-up" the toy dancers. In 2003, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the operetta, Virginia-based Rainbow Puppet Productions created a touring puppet version of the show entitled "Toyland!" The new script was adapted by David Messick, Jr. Prerecorded puppet voices were created, featuring Mickey Rooney as the Master Toymaker and his wife Jan Rooney as Mother Goose.
The program has toured annually since that time. In this version, Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, her evil Uncle Barnaby is to blame, she travels through the Spider Forest to seek help from the kind Master Toymaker. Alan, nephew of Barnaby Jane, his sister Uncle Barnaby, a rich miser in love with Contrary Mary The Widow Piper, a widow with 14 children Tom Tom, her eldest son Contrary Mary, her eldest daughter Little Bo-Peep, a careless shepherdess Peter, who has a passion for pumpkin pie Tommy Tucker, who sings for his supper and everything else Sallie Waters, who wants to get married Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Curly Locks, Red Riding Hood, Bobby Shaftoe, Simple Simon and Boy Blue Hilda, the Widow Piper's maid The Master Toymaker, who designs toys of the world Grumio, apprentice to the Master Toymaker Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby's hired ruffians Inspector Marmaduke, of the Toyland Police The Spirit of the Pine and the Spirit of the Oak Gertrude, a peasant The Moth Queen, the Giant Spider and the Brown BearDandies, Flower Girls, French Dolls, Dutch Dolls, Toy Soldiers, Drummers, Widows Orphans Alan and Jane are the wards of their wicked Uncle Barnaby, who wants to steal their inheritance.
He arranges with two sailors and Roderigo, for them to be shipwrecked and lost at sea, but they are rescued by gypsies and returned to Contrary Mary's garden. Contrary Mary, the eldest daughter of the Widow Piper, believing her beloved Alan is dead, has run away with her brother, Tom-Tom, rather than agree to marry Barnaby. After a second attempt on their lives and Jane are abandoned in the Forest of No Return. In the Spider's Den, they are protected by the Moth Queen. Old Mother Hubbard's shoe is threatened with foreclosure by Barnaby. Alan and Jane arrive in Toyland, where they find Contrary Mary and Tom-Tom and seek protection from the Master Toymaker, an evil genius who plots with Barnaby to create toys that kill and maim; the demonically possessed dolls turn on the Toymaker, killing him, Barnaby uses the information to have Alan sentenced to death. Contrary Mary agrees to marry Barnaby in exchange for Alan's pardon, but after he marries her, Barnaby denounces Alan again. Barnaby dies after drinking a wine glass filled wi
Babes in Toyland (1934 film)
Babes in Toyland is a Laurel and Hardy musical film released on November 30, 1934. The film is known by the alternative titles Laurel and Hardy in Toyland, Revenge Is Sweet, March of the Wooden Soldiers. Based on Victor Herbert's popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland, the film was produced by Hal Roach, directed by Gus Meins and Charles Rogers, distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; the film was printed in Sepiatone, but there are two computer colorized versions. Although the 1934 film makes use of many of the characters in the original play, as well as several of the songs, the plot is completely unlike that of the original stage production. In contrast to the stage version, the film's story takes place in Toyland, inhabited by Mother Goose and other well known fairy tale characters. Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee live in a shoe, along with Mother Peep, Bo Peep, a mouse resembling Mickey Mouse, many other children; the mortgage on the shoe is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby, looking to marry Bo-Peep.
Knowing the Widow Peep is having a difficult time paying the mortgage, Barnaby offers the old woman an ultimatum – unless Bo Peep agrees to marry him he will foreclose on the shoe. Widow Peep is worried about where she'll get the money to pay the mortgage. Ollie offers her all the money he has stored away in his savings can, only to learn that Stannie has taken it to buy peewees, he and Stannie set out to get the money for the mortgage from the Toymaker. But Stannie has mixed up an order from Santa Claus and one of the soldiers, when activated, wrecks the toy shop. Stannie and Ollie are fired without getting the money; the two hatch a plan to sneak into Barnaby's house and steal the mortgage, but are again foiled by their incompetence. Barnaby has them arrested on a burglary charge, the two are sentenced to be dunked in the ducking stool and banished to Bogeyland, but Barnaby agrees to drop the charges. She reluctantly not before Ollie suffers the dunking. Stannie and Ollie come up with a new scheme.
At the wedding, Ollie is present to give the bride away. After the nuptials, but before the ceremonial kiss, Ollie asks for the "wedding present" from Barnaby. After inspecting it, Ollie tears it up, lifts the bride's veil — to reveal Stannie, who had worn Bo Peep's wedding dress to the ceremony. Bo Peep is still free of Barnaby, the mortgage is vanished. Ollie teases Stan about having to live with Barnaby as Stan cries saying "I don't LOVE him". Enraged, Barnaby plots his revenge hitting on the idea of framing Bo Peep's true love, Tom-Tom, on a trumped-up charge of "pignapping", getting him banished to Bogeyland. Barnaby proceeds to abduct Little Elmer, one of the Three Little Pigs, has a henchman plant false evidence in Tom-Tom's house. Tom-Tom is put on trial and banished to Bogeyland, which he is taken to on a raft by two dunkers across an alligator infested river. A distraught but brave Bo Peep follows him. Meanwhile and Stannie find evidence implicating Barnaby in the pignapping, including the fact that the alleged sausage links presented as evidence at Tom-Tom's trial are made of beef.
They find the kidnapped pig alive in Barnaby's cellar. A manhunt commences for Barnaby, who flees to Bogeyland through a secret passageway at the bottom of an empty well. Stannie and Ollie follow Barnaby down the well. Meanwhile, Bo Peep crosses the river to Bogeyland, finds Tom-Tom and explains Barnaby's trickery to him. Tom-Tom sings Victor Herbert's Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep to Bo-Peep in an enormous cave set with giant spider webs. Barnaby catches up to Tom-Tom and Bo-Peep, attempts to abduct Bo-Peep but gets into a fight with Tom-Tom, who gives Barnaby a well-deserved thrashing. An enraged Barnaby grabs a large stick and beats a stalactite to summon an army of Bogeymen, who chase Bo-Peep and Tom-Tom through the caverns of Bogeyland; the lovers run into Stannie and Ollie, who help them escape back through the well and are welcomed by the townspeople, who now realize Barnaby's treachery. Barnaby leads an invasion of Toyland on a fleet of rafts in a scene reminiscent of the painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Ollie and Stan tell their story to Old King Cole, the King of Toyland, the townspeople as two Bogeymen scale the wall and open the gate. The crowd flees in panic as the army of torch-wielding Bogeymen attacks Toyland. Ollie and Stannie hide in the toy shop warehouse. There they discover boxes of darts and use them to fight off the Bogeymen, thanks to Stan's skill with the game of "peewees". Stan and Ollie empty an entire box of darts into a cannon, but as the two search for the last remaining darts, they realize instead that they should activate the wooden soldiers; the "march" alluded to in the film's title begins. The scene changes to live action as the soldiers attack the Bogeymen with the bayonets of their rifles. Barnaby is defea
Babes in Toyland (1961 film)
Babes in Toyland is a 1961 American Technicolor Christmas musical film directed by Jack Donohue and distributed to theatres by Buena Vista Distribution. It stars Ray Bolger as Barnaby, Annette Funicello as Mary Contrary, Tommy Sands as Tom Piper, Ed Wynn as the Toymaker; the film is based upon Victor Herbert's popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland. There had been a 1934 film titled Babes in Toyland starring Laurel and Hardy, three television adaptations prior to the Disney film, but Disney's was only the second film version of the operetta released to movie theatres and the first in Technicolor; the plot, in some cases the music, bear little resemblance to the original, as Disney had most of the lyrics rewritten and some of the song tempos drastically changed, including the memorable song "Toyland", a slow ballad, sped up with only the chorus sung in a march-like rhythm. The toy soldiers appeared in Christmas parades at the Disney theme parks around the world; the film begins as a stage play presented by Mother Goose and her talking goose, about Mary Contrary and Tom Piper, who are about to be married.
The miserly and villainous Barnaby hires dimwitted Gonzorgo and silent Roderigo. They are to throw Tom into the sea and steal Mary's sheep, depriving her of her means of support, to force her to marry Barnaby. Mary is unaware that she is the heir to a fortune, but Barnaby is aware and wants it all for himself. Gonzorgo and Roderigo decide to sell Tom to the Gypsies instead of drowning him, in order to collect a double payment. Gonzorgo and Roderigo return and tell Mary and the citizens of Mother Goose Land that Tom has accidentally drowned, they show Mary a forged letter in which Tom tells Mary he is abandoning her, she would be better off marrying Barnaby. Mary, reluctantly accepts the proposal from Barnaby. Barnaby unknowingly arranges for the same Gypsies who have Tom to provide entertainment for the wedding. Tom, disguised as the Gypsy Floretta, reveals himself, Barnaby pursues the frightened Gonzorgo and Roderigo, furious at their deception. One of the children who live with Mary informs her of some sheep tracks leading into the Forest of No Return.
The children sneak away into the forest to search for the missing sheep. The trees of the forest capture them. Tom and Mary follow and find the children in the forest, where they tell stories about the live trees; the trees seem just like ordinary trees to Mary. Tom and the children camp for the night. In the morning, the trees once again come to life and explain that they are now in custody of the Toymaker in Toyland. Tom and the children continue on, escorted part of the way by the trees. Through the windows of the Toymaker's house they watch the Toymaker's brilliant apprentice, present a new machine that makes toys without any manual labor. Overjoyed, the Toymaker speeds up the machine to such a high rate that it explodes, destroying every toy in the factory. Tom and the children offer to help make more toys in time for Christmas. Grumio presents a shrinking "gun" that reduces everyday objects to toy size, he warns. The Toymaker is at first delighted at the idea of producing toys by shrinking life-sized objects, but Tom points out the impossibility of finding enough everyday objects to shrink down into the large quantity of toys needed for Christmas.
The Toymaker berates Grumio for his stupidity and throws the shrinking gun out the window in disgust. Barnaby, spying on them, takes the discarded shrinking gun and uses it to shrink the Toymaker and Tom; when Barnaby's henchmen see him threatening to shoot Tom a second time, they abandon Barnaby. They try to flee. Barnaby forces Mary to marry him by threatening to destroy Tom, he threatens to destroy the Toymaker if he refuses to preside over the wedding ceremony. While the Toymaker draws out the ceremony and Roderigo rescue Tom, the three of them sneak away and return with an army of toy soldiers to fight Barnaby. Barnaby demolishes the toy soldiers, he is about to obliterate Tom with another dose from the shrinking gun, but Mary destroys it with a toy cannon. The liquid shrinks him to toy size. Tom, after challenging Barnaby to a duel with swords, stabs Barnaby, who falls from a great height into an empty toybox. During the battle with Barnaby, Grumio creates and presents another new invention, one that returns miniaturized people and items to their original size.
He uses it on the Toymaker and Roderigo, but not on Barnaby. Grumio is about to use it on Tom, but after reminding Grumio that he is the head toymaker and that Grumio is just his assistant, the Toymaker uses the invention himself to return Tom to his natural size. A few days Tom and Mary are married attended by all of Mother Goose Village including Gonzorgo and Roderigo as well as the trees from the Forest of No Return, everyone lives ever after. Walt Disney announced the film in 1955 as an animated feature. In 1956 he said he wanted to make it the following year, assigned Bill Walsh to produce and Sidney Miller to direct. Filming was delayed the project was reactivated as a live action movie - Disney's first live action musical. In June 1960 Disney said "We're updating the lyrics. March of the Toys will be done in animation. I'll be using fantasy with ` live' more. I've decided people should play people and shouldn't be animated - only the effects should."In March 1961 Disney said h
Babes in Toyland (1997 film)
Babes in Toyland is a 1997 American Christmas animated musical film based on the original story. The film stars Joseph Ashton, Lacey Chabert, Raphael Sbarge, Cathy Cavadini, Charles Nelson Reilly, Susan Silo, James Belushi, Bronson Pinchot, Christopher Plummer and Lindsay Schnebly, it was released direct-to-video in the United States. It's three days before Christmas, as the conductor aboard the Toyland Express, Humpty Dumpty, meets two children and Jill, who are on their way to Toyland. After meeting Tom Piper and Mary, who runs her late father's toy factory, they go to live with their uncle, the evil Barnaby Crookedman, who despises toys and keeps Jack and Jill in the attic, he has plans to shut down the toy factory, earlier shot down Tom's hot air balloon as he was flying over the Goblin Forest in an attempt to get him eaten by goblins. Jack and Jill sneak out and go to the Toy Factory, which had received a big order from Santa Claus requesting a thousand giant toy soldiers. Just as Jack and Jill offer to help, Barnaby takes them back to the attic of his house and threatens to send them to the Goblin Forest if they go near the toy factory again.
Shortly afterward, he hires two crooks named Rodrigo to sabotage the toy factory. Jack and Jill sneak out and go to the toy factory again, where Gonzargo and Rodrigo, disguised as sheep, drop a monkey wrench into one of the machines, Jack manages to remove it before the machine can explode. Jack and Jill suspect Gonzargo and Rodrigo, though believing them to be sheep, chase after them, resulting in Rodrigo and Gonzargo being knocked into a well by a ram and Jack and Jill get knocked down by an empty pail and fall down the hill again. Barnaby catches Jack and Jill and orders Gonzargo and Rodrigo, who expose the children's interference with the sabotage, to take them to the Goblin Forest. There, they meet the evil Goblin King who tries eat Rodrigo. Mr. Dumpty informs Mary, who go to the forest to rescue them; as the goblins are weak against light, they use a flashlight to escape. Barnaby knocks Mr. Dumpty over a bridge for the key to the factory and tries to enter it, but is stopped by Tom, Jack, Jill and Rodrigo, is forced to retreat.
As Tom and Mary finish the Toy Factory's order and fall in love, Barnaby leads the goblins to Toyland, where they invade, setting fire to the buildings and roasting Gonzargo and Rodrigo on a spit. Tom activates the toy soldiers, who soundly defeat the goblins and put out the fire, saving all of Toyland; as Barnaby insults the Goblin King, who tries to kill him and Jill shine a flashlight on him, while all the toy soldiers do the same, destroying the Goblin King. Barnaby calls him a "pathetic ogre", the other goblins confront him and chase him off, out of Toyland. Christmas arrives. Santa transforms all the giant toy soldiers into small toy soldiers, he notices Barnaby's cat, now homeless since Barnaby's disappearance. Jill asks for Scat, just as she gets her, Santa continues on his journey. In the end and Jill become the adopted children of Tom and Mary. Joseph Ashton as Jack Lacey Chabert as Jill Raphael Sbarge as Tom Piper Cathy Cavadini as Mary Charles Nelson Reilly as Mr. Humpty Dumpty Susan Silo as Scat Jim Belushi as Gonzargo Bronson Pinchot as Rodrigo Christopher Plummer as Barnaby Crookedman Lindsay Schnebly as Goblin King "Toyland" – Mr. Humpty Dumpty "Mr. Humpty Dumpty's Toyland / The Aerial Ballet" – Mr. Humpty Dumpty "Dream" – Jack, Tom Piper, Mary "The Factory Song" – Tom Piper and Company "A Crooked Man" – Barnaby Crookedman "The Worst Is Yet to Come" – Gonzargo, Rodrigo "It's You" – Tom Piper, Mary MGM released Babes in Toyland direct-to-video on October 14, 1997.
TV Guide rated it 3/5 stars and called it "fine entertainment for its intended audience". In criticizing its old source material as irrelevant to modern audiences, Bill Gibron of DVD Verdict described it as "a waste of time and talent". Babes in Toyland on IMDb Babes in Toyland at AllMovie Babes in Toyland at Rotten Tomatoes