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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)


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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Overview

Production co: Walt Disney Productions

139 min (restored v.) (1996) (USA)  7 October 1971 (UK)

Library synopsis: [Fr] En Automne 1940, à Londres, trois enfants devennient orphelins et sans toit. Ils sont évacués par le Ministère de la Défense Civile à Pepperinge Eye, un petit village de la côte, défendu par un détachement de vétérans survivants de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Dès leur arrivée, ils sont placés chez Eglantine Price (Lansbury), une dane célibataire avec qui les enfants ont une chose en commun… une aversion mutuelle. Written by Georges Hemeret

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Cult stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Cult relevance index: 6.8 / 10

Note: Academy Awards, USA, 1972, Won, Oscar, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects, Alan Maley, Eustace Lycett, Danny Lee; Nominated, Oscar, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, John B. Mansbridge, Peter Ellenshaw, Emile Kuri, Hal Gausman; Best Costume Design, Bill Thomas; Best Music, Original Song, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, for the song “The Age of Not Believing”. Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Irwin Kostal.  |  Golden Globes, USA, 1972, Nominated, Golden Globe, Best Motion Picture Actress – Msical/Comedy, Angela Lansbury.  |  Sant Jordi Awards, 1973, Won, Sant Jordi, Best Children’s Film (Mejor Película Infantil), .
Gallery photos:21

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Essential inner links and references

Euro Cinema [France / August-September 1972] (mg)  |  Amarcord [Italy / A. 2 - Nr. 10 - September-October 1997] (mg)  |  La Espada Magica [Spain / 2006] (bk)  |  Vampir [West Germany / Nr. 7 - May 1974] (fz)

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CertificationPeru:PT / Brazil:Livre / West Germany:o.Al. / Portugal:M/4 / New Zealand:G / Netherlands:AL / Argentina:Atp / Australia:G / Canada:G / Chile:TE / Finland:S / Sweden:Btl / UK:U / USA:G (certificate 22759) / Iceland:L
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Release dateUK 7 October 1971 (premiere) | USA 11 November 1971 (New York City, New York) | USA 13 December 1971 | Argentina 23 December 1971 | Brazil 7 January 1972 | Spain 16 October 1972 | Sweden 23 October 1972 | Finland 27 October 1972 | France 27 October 1972 | Italy 14 December 1972 | West Germany 15 December 1972 | Denmark 26 December 1972 | Hong Kong 18 January 1973 | Japan 10 March 1973 | Uruguay 19 September 1974 | Italy 8 January 1978 (Rome) (re-release) | France 24 June 1981 (re-release) | Australia 18 August 1983 (re-release)
Also known asBedknobs and Broomsticks USA (original title) | La bruja novata Argentina / Spain | Ágygömb és seprünyél Hungary | A Meiga novata Spain (Galician title) | Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 25th Anniversary Special Edition USA (longer version) | Die tollkühne Hexe in ihrem fliegenden Bett West Germany | Galki od lózka i kije od miotly Poland | Heksen en bezemstelen Netherlands (dubbed version) | Hokkuspokkus taikaluudalla Finland | Hokus pokus kosteskaft Denmark | L'apprentie sorcière France | Magisses kai skoupoxyla Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Pomi d'ottone e manici di scopa Italy | Sängknoppar och kvastskaft Sweden | Se Minha Cama Voasse Brazil | Se a Minha Cama Voasse... Portugal
Filming locationsDorset, England, UK (castle) | Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, USA (studio)
Box office/businessFrance - Admissions: 1.316.579 || Spain - Gross: € 971.172,99 (recalculed) | Admissions: 1.704.426 || Sweden - Gross: SEK 838.193 | Admissions: 95.027 || Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated) | Copyright Holder: MCMLXXI Walt Disney Productions, ©1996 Disney Enterprises, Inc. (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
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Distribution companyBuena Vista Distribution Company (1971) (USA) (theatrical) | Walt Disney Company (1971) (UK) (theatrical) | C.I.C. (Italy) (theatrical) | Filmayer S.A. (Spain) (theatrical) | American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (1987) (USA) (TV) | Walt Disney Home Video (1991) (USA) (video) (laserdisc) | Walt Disney Home Video (Italy) (VHS) | Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) (2001) (USA) (DVD) | Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2004) (Brazil) (DVD) | Buena Vista International (1973) (Japan) (theatrical) | Suomi-Filmi (1972) (Finland) (theatrical) | Walt Disney Productions (1981) (France) (theatrical) (re-release) | Abril Vídeo (Brazil) (VHS) | Buena Vista Distribution Company (UK) (TV) | Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2005) (Mexico) (DVD) | Gativideo (Argentina) (VHS) | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Runtime117 min | USA: 139 min (restored version) (1996) | 99 min (re-release) (1980) | Italy: 110 min | France: 118 min | Spain: 117 min | West Germany: 89 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Dolby (25th anniversary special edition) | Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (original release) | Color: Color (Technicolor) | Laboratory: Four Media Company, Burbank (CA), USA (restoration) | Film length (metres): 2705 m (Finland) (shortened version) (1980), 3228 m (Finland) (1972) | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm | Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1 (2001 VHS release), 1.66 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)

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