Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Director: Robert Stevenson Run Time: 117 min. Format: 35mm Rating: G Release Year: 1971
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Cindy O'Callaghan, David Tomlinson, Ian Weighill, Roddy McDowal, Roy Snart, Sam Jaffe
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. Screening in 35mm!
Set in England during World War II, this Disney musical combines live action with lively animated sequences…and Angela Lansbury! The adventure in Bedknobs and Broomsticks starts during the Blitz when the three Rawlings children are sent to the safe Dorset village of Pepperinge Eye. There they are placed in the care of an apprentice witch, Eglantine Price, whose early attempts at magic create hilarious results (like turning young Charlie into a white rabbit). When she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob something extraordinary happens…they fly to the animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England. Kids will be bewitched by the stunning visuals and creative storyline while adults will appreciate subtle nods like the two “ladies of the night” in the Portobello Road scene!
Part of Nitehawk’s CHEEKY MONKEYS May brunch children’s series.