(Bedknobs and Broomsticks was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review.)
Experience the extraordinary animation, enchanting music and Academy Award-winning special effects (1971: Best Effects, Special Visual Effects) of Disney’s beloved classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks – now fully restored and remastered in this Enchanted Musical Edition with dazzling new bonus features!
Hold on tight for a magical, musical, fun-filled journey! When young Charlie, Carrie, and Paul move to a small village during World War II, they discover their host, Miss Price (Angela Lansbury), is an apprentice witch! Although her early attempts at magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob, and they fly to the fantastic, animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England!
All-new fun is brewing in this Enchanted Musical Edition, including “The Wizards of Special Effects” feature. Also starring David Tomlinson (Mary Poppins) and Roddy McDowall, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a heartwarming adventure your family will love sharing again and again!
I missed out on Bedknobs and Broomsticks growing up – my parents went through a phase where all things witch-related were off limits. I’ve seen pieces of it here and there through the years, though – and had so much fun watching it with my kids! Of course, the idea of a flying bed that could take you anywhere you wanted – even into a cartoon world – was a huge hit with the boys.
This is the perfect movie for family movie night – although the kids did think a couple of the dance sequences went on a bit long. Modern kids with shorter attention spans, I guess.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks is available now on DVD. The DVD special features include a featurette on the special effects and a music video.