Bedknobs & Broomsticks
By: Jane Louise Boursaw
This movie put magical flying beds on the map! When a mail-order apprentice witch (Angela Lansbury) is saddled with three sibling refugees from London during World War II, things look grim. But the kids soon discover her secret and with the aid of a magical flying bed, track down her fraudulent headmaster (David Tomlinson) to find the spell that will aid the Allies. The group battles corrupt booksellers, animated-lion royalty, and invading Germans! This is a wonderful family movie with an interesting story and fun characters that appeals to all ages. DVD includes "The Worm Turns" animated short starring Mickey Mouse, "The Vanishing Private" animated short starring Donald Duck, "Music Magic" featurette with the Sherman Brothers, Angela Lansbury & Scott MacQueen on "The Making Of The Film," and more. Ages 4 and up. Rated G. 139 min. 1971. Released on DVD March 20, 2001 (30th Anniversary Edition).