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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iloveseaotters
Aug 29, 2020

The last time I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks it was after a very long absence and it was fun to see it again. I love the mix of animation and live action as only Disney can do. Even though this movie is ages old, it's still a wonderful movie. Loved Angela Landsbury and David Tomlinson in the main roles.

aforrest_0 Aug 26, 2020

Great old Disney "half-and-half" (animated/live-action) classic that's still an old favorite. The songs are total fun and still come to my mind after I first saw the movie on TV or video as a kid. The climactic battle is amazing (pulled off with decent special effects for the time), and my favorite scene? The Isle of Naboomboo soccer match, particularly with the goalies! Hi-larious!! Great, reminiscent fun and excitement for the parents, and the kids (maybe age six or seven) will really like it, too! For me, I also remember it was a nice introduction to Angela Lansbury, as well. A good one!

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stevenlavigne1
Jan 19, 2019

I saw this in the movie theater when it first came out, and when I was looking for a movie to help out a friend who was directing a children's show, this is the one we watched. Having just read the book again, I watched it. The script is solid and of course, Angela Lansbury gives it such charm and grace. It is a bit sexist by today's standards, too.

The thing is, except for the names of the children and Lansbury's characters, none of this plot is in the book. The children aren't orphans, and it's not set during the war. Dr. Browne isn't a character and instead, in the second half of the book, Miss Price meets an 18th Century philosopher and witch, with whom she falls in love.

I wouldn't mind seeing this remade, perhaps as a mini-series, using the original stories, although this movie is, indeed magical!

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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

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).

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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