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Pufnstuf (1970)

Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wild ... Jimmy
Billie Hayes ... Witchiepoo
Martha Raye ... Boss Witch
Cass Elliot ... Witch Hazel (as Mama Cass)
Billy Barty ... Googy Gopher / Orville Pelican
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Miss Flick
Allison McKay
Jan Davis Jan Davis ... Witch Way
Princess Livingston
Sharon Baird ... Shirley Pufnstuf
Joy Campbell Joy Campbell ... Orson / Cling / Various characters
Roberto Gamonet Roberto Gamonet ... H.R. Pufnstuf
Andy Ratoucheff Andy Ratoucheff ... Alarm Clock (as Andrew Ratoucheff)
Angelo Rossitto ... Seymore Spider / Clang
Felix Silla ... Polkadotted Horse
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Storyline

Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named Freddy. Witchiepoo knows that if she has Freddy in her possession, she will definitely be named Witch of the Year at the upcoming witch's convention. In Witchiepoo's pursuit of them, Jimmy and Freddy escape to Living Island, where Witchiepoo's wicked castle is located. But Living Island is also a fantastical land of among other things talking animals, talking trees and talking winds. The mayor of Living Island is H.R. Pufnstuf, a talking dragon. Pufnstuf and his friends do whatever they need to to protect Jimmy and Freddy from Witchiepoo's evil grip. Pufnstuf and his friends have to get Jimmy and Freddy off the island to their ultimate safety. In the end, Jimmy may have to save Pufnstuf and all the good guys, as another of Witchiepoo's plans is to serve spit-roasted dragon at the convention. Written by Huggo

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A Wizard of Oz-like Fantasy! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1971 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flauta Encantada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clips from the film appeared in the opening credits of "Krofft Super Stars," an anthology series which featured reruns of the various Sid & Marty Krofft TV shows, including "H.R. Pufnstuf," "The Bugaloos," "Land of the Lost" and others. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy and the gang are dressed as angels before entering Witchiepoo's castle Pufnstuf appears to be seen dressed as an angel with them, causing confusion because they had not yet saved him from the witch. This is actually Pufnstuf's sister Shirley. See more »

Quotes

Witchiepoo: [about Stupid Bat and his stupidity] How do you get out of this chicken outfit?
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Alternate Versions

A snippet of footage is missing from the 2009 Universal DVD release. In previous prints, immediately following the title song as the crowd cheers, Shirley Pufnstuf exclaims, "That's my brother!" See more »

Connections

References My Little Chickadee (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

PUFNSTUF
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Jack Wild
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Living Island is a most amazing place
22 January 2012 | by april_fluffySee all my reviews

I've just recently borrowed my sister's DVD of Pufnstuf. I loved this movie and I am a huge fan of Jack Wild from seeing him in Oliver! and I had never seen Pufnstuf before so I thought that I would borrow her DVD. The first time I watched it I loved it straight away, I love the color, the storyline and the songs. My favorite songs are If I could, A friend in you, Different, Living Island, Pufnstuf and Zap the world. Every time you watch it you'll feel happy. In a wizard of oz like fantasy with similarities and who doesn't love Jack Wild or Pufnstuf? R.I.P Martha Raye and Jack Wild. Living Island IS a most amazing place. "Oh go home and have a nightmare."


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