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For the First Time on Disney Blu-rayTM, with New Digital Restoration, Celebrate the 1961 Classic Disney Musical, Produced by Walt Disney himself, Starring Annette Funicello this Holiday


Available December 11, 2012

Synopsis: Tom the Piper’s Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary’s sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep arestolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby’s henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland.

Cast: Ray Bolger (The Wizard of Oz) as Barnaby; Annette Funicello (TV’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Beach Party) as Mary Contrary; Tommy Sands (The Longest Day) as Tom Piper; Ed Wynn (Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins) as Toymaker

Director: Jack Donohue (TV’s “Chico and the Man”)

Screen Writers: Ward Kimball (TV’s “The Mouse Factory,” “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,”) & Joe Rinaldi (Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp) and Lowell S. Hawley (TV’s“Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” “Zorro”)

Release Date: December 11 (Direct Pre-book: 10/16; Distributor Pre-book: 10/30)

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00 U.S. / Canada

Rating: G

Feature Run Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1

Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Languages: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish