Toyland! Toyland! Little girl and boy land! By now you’re probably all toyed out, but I’ve saved if not the best, then possibly the biggest-haired one for last.
If you’ve never seen Walt Disney’s Babes in Toyland –released in 1961– you’re in for a treat. Annette Funicello’s hair! Ray Bolger’s evil moustache! Ed Wynn playing the same role he played in every movie he was ever in! Tommy Sands before Frank Sinatra personally ruined his career for divorcing Nancy!
I know purists might prefer the 1934 release with Laurel and Hardy, but this is one of those immaculate confections equally entertaining to baby boomers, kiddos, and people REALLY messed up on Plumcake’s Famous Double-Chocolate Booze Balls.