Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Categorization

Mixed live action and animation, musical, fantasy.

Subject

At one point, an empty suit of armour bashes in a Nazi’s head with a mace through his Stahlhelm, but there isn’t really a plot to explain why this happens.

Commentary

Taking the Nazis from The Sound of Music (1965) and putting them in Mary Poppins (1964) looks like a good idea on paper, but Angela Lansbury ain’t no Julie Andrews. The musical sequences are worse than usual and there are some severe shortfalls in pacing, but I liked the football game, which is the only sequence with worthwhile animation.

References here: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997).

Disney animation fiction moving picture