Set in Cincinnati, Lisa, played sweetly by Barrymore, gets mysteriously transported to Toyland on Christmas Eve and she is the only one who can save this magical place from Barnaby and his awful and scary minions from The Forest Of The Night. Their sole mission is to rid the entire world of toys. Lisa is quite a mature young lady so she has not believed in places like Toyland for some time. The Toymaster, played masterfully by Pat Morita, is there to help Lisa but she must first be willing to accept his assistance to succeed. Lisa is helped by the handsome Jack, played with zeal by Keanu Reeves, and Mrs. Hubbard, played perfectly by Eileen Brennen. What fantastic family Christmas movie. They form a union and put together a very special Christmas army of toy soldiers and teddy bears to kick out the evil Barnaby and his minions from Toyland, thus returning it to its once happy and cheerful state. A very fun and coll Christmas holiday movie full of laughs and sweetness.
A really fun Christmas movie and little known gem for a holiday film. Barrymore and Reeves both are solid throughout the film and they help create an excellent family and Christmas movie for all to revel in. This film is great fun and an excellent holiday treat for the entire family. This is a must own 80s Christmas movie full of heart and cheer.
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Brennan, Richard Mulligan, Pat Morita
Directors: Clive Donner
Producers: Tony Ford, Neil T. Maffeo
Format: Dolby Digital 2.0, Fullscreen 1.33:1
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Orion Home Video
Run Time: 96 minutes