Label: Disneyland ?– ST 3913, Disneyland ?– ST-3913
Series: Magic Mirror –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 1961 Genre:
Children’s, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Story
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
Forest Of No Return
Go To Sleep
Just A Toy
March Of The Toys
Tom And Mary (Finale)
Lyrics By – Mel Leven
Music By [Music Adapted From The Operetta]
Narrator – Ginny Tyler, Little Boy Blue
Babes in Toyland is a 1961 Walt Disney Christmas musical film in Technicolor, 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, and Ed Wynn as the Toymaker.
The film was based upon Victor Herbert’s popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland. There had been a 1934 film also titled Babes in Toyland starring Laurel and Hardy, and 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, and 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.
The toy soldiers would later appear in Christmas parades at the Disney theme parks around the world.