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Though certainly not a typical Laurel and Hardy film, this version of Victor Herbert's operetta remains one of the most loved family musicals of all time, and this is a smooth, if predictably minimal DVD. Digital technology cannot eliminate all the rough edges of a film made in 1934, but the picture quality on this disc is still remarkably good, with the superb colorization breathing new life into Toyland's fantastical scenery. The mono sound is less impressive, but all the songs and dialogue are rendered with ...
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Though certainly not a typical Laurel and Hardy film, this version of Victor Herbert's operetta remains one of the most loved family musicals of all time, and this is a smooth, if predictably minimal DVD. Digital technology cannot eliminate all the rough edges of a film made in 1934, but the picture quality on this disc is still remarkably good, with the superb colorization breathing new life into Toyland's fantastical scenery. The mono sound is less impressive, but all the songs and dialogue are rendered with adequate clarity. The supplemental features comprise the original theatrical trailer, some production notes, an Oliver Hardy interview, and some brief but fascinating home movie footage of Stan Laurel at his Santa Monica home circa 1960. In a sense, it is a surprise that there aren't more additions given the wealth of film and documentary footage featuring Stan and Ollie. But the film itself is so charming that it may be better off without the clutter of too many extra features. For a prewar movie, this is a very good DVD.
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Special Features

Colorized verison; Stan Laurel home movie; Oliver Hardy interview; Original theatrical trailer; Production notes; Scene selection; Captioned Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • UPC: 018713810564
  • Original Release: 1934
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  • Source: Good Times Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Mono / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stan Laurel Stanley Dum
Oliver Hardy Oliver Dee
Charlotte Henry Bo-Peep
Felix Knight Tom-Tom
Henry Kleinbach Bamaby
Florence Roberts Mother Peep
Marie Wilson Mary Quite Contrary
Ferdinand Munier Santa Claus
William Burress Toymaker
Virginia Karns Mother Goose
John George Barnaby's Minion
Pete Gordon Cat and the Fiddle
Alice Moore Queen of Hearts
Alice Cook Mother Hubbard
Frank Austin Justice of the peace
Eddie Baker
Billy Bletcher Chief of police
Alice Dahl Little Miss Muffett
Jean Darling Curly Locks
Johnny Downs Little Boy Blue
Sumner Getchell Tom Thumb
Gus Leonard Candle snuffer
Kewpie Morgan Old King Cole
Charles "Buddy" Rogers Simple Simon
Technical Credits
Gus Meins Director
Charles Rogers Director
Frank R. Butler Screenwriter
Francis Corby Cinematographer
Nick Grinde Screenwriter
Harry Jackson Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Jackson Musical Direction/Supervision
Bert Jordan Editor
Art Lloyd Cinematographer
Glen MacDonough Songwriter
Hal Roach Producer
William Terhune Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Once upon a Time... [4:42]
2. Toyland [3:29]
3. The Mortgage [4:55]
4. Pee-Wees [4:38]
5. Don't Cry [4:41]
6. The Future Mrs. Piper [4:16]
7. The Wooden Soldiers [2:59]
8. Compromise [3:45]
9. Do Not Open Until Christmas [4:28]
10. The Ducking [4:37]
11. The Bride [5:21]
12. Pignapping [4:26]
13. Banished [3:49]
14. Bogeyland [5:44]
15. Dead or Alive [3:02]
16. The Rescue [3:40]
17. Terror in Toyland [4:53]
18. The March [4:22]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Theatrical Trailer
   Captioned Subtitles: Captioned For The Hearing Impaired
      English
      EspaƱol
      Off
   Production Notes
   Bonus Material
      Stan Laurel Home Movie
      Oliver Hardy Interview
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Legend Wins Hands Down

    March of the Wooden Soldiers has always been a holiday favorite of mine and thus I was saddened when the local NY stations seemed to shy away from featuring the film on Thanksgiving. Interested in obtaining the best available version of the film I first purchased the recommended Goodtimes and Passport reissues of the film. A few days later I came across this most recently relased Legend edition. Last Sunday I compared the three DVDs. No question, while I at one time might have agreed with earlier reviews claiming the Passport B&W version as the most acurate representation of the film and the Goodtimes version as the best of the color incarnations, they both now pale in light of this latest Legend release. First, the Legend package includes both restored B&W and colorized versions of the film. In both cases, the transfers are crisper, brighter, present higher detail resolution and are cleaner overall. In B&W the detail of Barnaby's coat, Stannie's legging patches and all relevant graphics have been enhanced. The compromise here might be the bit of edginess that goes along with such detail enhancement, but in reality its a small price to pay. As for the renewed colorization process, the detail resolution will have you marveling at the nuance of refined color detail here not even remotely evident in the Goodtimes edition. Second, let me reiterate, you've got two films here, not one and each one included is BETTER than any other previous MOTWS release ever released!! In short, Legend wins hands down as today's new MOTWS holy grail. Anyone interested in a coupla slightly used Goodimes and Passport DVDs?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Hilarious Classic

    I'm 24 years old and grew up watching Laurel and Hardy with my dad. It's refreshing to watch a classic comedy without worrying about covering my children's eyes when they watch it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOLIDAY MUST WATCH

    I GREW UP WATCHING THIS WONDERFUL HOLIDAY CLASSIC. MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOILDERS IS MINE AND MY MOTHER'S FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE. WE WOULD WATCH IT EVERY YEAR THAT THEY SHOWED THE FILM. WE LOVED THE MUSIC AND CLASSIC COMEDY OF LAUREL AND HARDY. THIS A MUST BUY FOR ANYONE'S VIDEO COLLECTION.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Holiday classic!

    We grew up watching this movie, which aired immediatley after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. What a great way to spend the morning out of school, waiting for all the wonderful treats baking in the oven. I plan to start this tradition with my own family now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    my grandfather bought this movie for me as a child,and i always

    my grandfather bought this movie for me as a child,and i always loved it dearly because it's a wonderful movie. i recommend it for all ages

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Holiday Movie

    Laurel and Hardy's best movie. Great for the entire family to watch. This is a classic, well worth buying as a gift or for yourself.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    March of the Wooden Soldiers is a classic and we love it except for the part that we didn't realize that it wasn't in color, but we still love it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Laurel and Hardy in Toyland!!!

    Definitely a Holiday Classic!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My favorite holiday movie

    I watched this movie as a child (non-colorized) and it scared me to death. I waited every Christmas just to see this movie but unfortunately I usually caught the end of it. I bought the movie on VHS more than 15 years ago and delighted in seeing my nephew cower from the boogey men. Our favorite part is when the toy soldiers march through Toyland and the little mouse commandeers a hot air balloon to help save the day. When the marching soldier theme plays as the soldiers are activated, I cannot help but get up and march along with them. I love, love, love this movie and it puts me in the holiday spirit like nothing else. I am so glad it is out on DVD, especially since I cannot find my VHS tape.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 stars only for B&W version

    One of my favorite Laurel & Hardy movies & love the 30's operetta music. Fun to watch the pioneer days of special effects (we've come a long way!). BUT. Movie is completely spoiled by colorization, so don't buy it unless you can find in B&W. Don't know why, but color wrecks it. Anybody know where to get it in B&W?

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    Posted December 28, 2010

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