Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Director: Robert Stevenson Cast: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 0786936790672
Original Release: 1971
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 580

Special Features

"The Wizards if Special Effects," hosted by Jennifer Stone from Wizards of Waverly Place, who serves as a special effects apprentice and learns about the Academy Award-winning 1971 special effects in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, then compares them to the special effects; "Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers," takes a look behind the scenes from a musical point of view of Bedknobs and Broomsticks with the Sherman Brothers, Angela Lansbury, and Scott MacQueen, exploring the origins of the songs, including what was deleted and what made it into the final version of the film; Deleted Song "A Step in the Right Direction"; a rare clip of David Tomlinson’s recording of the song "Portobello Road."

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Lansbury Eglantine Price
David Tomlinson Emelius Browne
Roddy McDowall Mr. Jelk
Sam Jaffe Bookman
John Ericson Col. Heller
Ian Weighall Charlie
Bruce Forsyth Swinburne
Cindy O'Callaghan Carrie
Reginald Owen Gen. Teagler
Cyril Delevanti German Sergeant
Hank Worden Militiaman
Roy Smart Paul
Tessie O'Shea Mrs. Hobday
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Capt. Greer
Ben Wrigley Street Sweeper
Rick Traeger German Sergeant
Manfred Lating German Sergeant
John Orchard Vendor
Robert Holt Codfish
Lennie Weinrib Secretary Bird/Lion
Richard Peel Vendor (uncredited)
Irwin Kostal Conductor

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Robert O. Cook Sound/Sound Designer
Don DaGradi Screenwriter
Peter Ellenshaw Art Director
Chris Hibler Asst. Director
Ward Kimball Animator
Irwin Kostal Musical Direction/Supervision
Danny Lee Special Effects
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Alan Maley Special Effects
John Mansbridge Art Director
Donald McKayle Choreography
Frank Phillips Cinematographer
Robert J. Schiffer Makeup
Richard M. Sherman Score Composer,Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman Score Composer,Songwriter
Art Stevens Animator
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Walsh Producer,Screenwriter
Cotton Warburton Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bedknobs and Broomsticks
1. Opening Credits [:00]
2. "The Old Home Guard" [:00]
3. Meeting the Children [:00]
4. A New Home [:02]
5. Basic Broom Instructions [:00]
6. Charlie's Con [:00]
7. Traveling Spell [:00]
8. "The Age Of Not Believing" [:00]
9. "With a Flair" [6:40]
10. Finding Fun In the House [3:28]
11. "Portobello Road" [6:08]
12. Visit To Bookman [2:15]
13. To the Island Of Naboombu [2:56]
14. "The Beautiful Briny" [5:21]
15. No People Allowed [3:09]
16. Savage Soccer Match [4:54]
17. Giving the Spell A Try [14:35]
18. Remember the Words [4:17]
19. "Substitutiary Locomotion" [5:50]
20. Important News [2:45]
21. "Nobody's Problems For Me" [3:45]
22. Just A Little Exercise [3:07]
23. Spell Search [4:28]
24. Mr. "Bunny" Browne [11:56]
25. Troops To The Rescue [5:01]

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My family LOVES 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' My sister had a bed with brass knobs that turned and we would pretend to be the three kids in the movie. This was the first video I ever bought for my son who loved the soccer game and the 'Portobello Road' scene. I am now ordering the DVD for my grandaughter so we will have a third generation who feels that this is our all time favorite Disney live action/animation film!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie for the first time when I was a child. I loved the supernatural side to it and my favorite part was the idea of a magical bed that could ake you wherever you wanted. So many childrens movies today are either very fluffy or too jargonly-supernatural. This movie is just right...still appropriate for children, but enough imagination and beliefs outside the norm to to peak a child's interest. Great rainy afternoon treat--even for adults!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the great Disney Classics. Every child should watch it at least once :o) Great fun for the whole family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a child when this film came out, and thought it just ok. About 20 years later, not remembering much about the film, I read Mary Norton's book; it was terrific writing, excellent storytelling, and had a wonderfully bittersweet ending. I then saw this film again just a few months ago -- oy, it's just awful. All of the really creative parts of Norton's book were tossed out in favor of new plot twists. This film seems a dismal attempt to copy 'Mary Poppins' -- really now, if Disney wanted to copy from themselves, one would think they'd at least do so with some panache. The undersea and island sequences, combining animation with live action, are horribly mediocre rip-offs of the similar sections of 'Mary Poppins'. Angela Lansbury, talented though she is, seems not to really know what the tone of the film is [the director must not have been very communicative]. And even though the songs are some of the worst things the Sherman brothers ever wrote, it doesn't help that Disney skimped on the budget -- the 'Portobello Road' production number, obviously trying desperately to be like 'Who Will Buy' in 'Oliver', looks like a sorely underfunded dinner theatre production [and this writer has done plenty of wretched dinner theatre productions]. Avoid this film; read the Mary Norton book instead [really touching ending].
snowjo More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie and one of my favorites from childhood. A good gift for today's kids-- something different, but still fresh and enjoyable! Great characters and storyline keep kids interested-- good old magical fun for all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually don't think this is so bad...While a lot of the negative points brought up in other reviews are true...the songs are indeed forgettable, and the story never really takes off...there is much to be enjoyed. Angela's take on her character is that she is a woman who does not want or particularly like children, and in that she succeeds. No, it isn't a full course meal, but it is a nice snack. The new dvd restoration puts back half an hour of song, dance and scenes.
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