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Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure [VHS] (1977)

Claire Williams , Didi Conn , Richard Williams  |  G |  VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Fred Stuthman, Niki Flacks
  • Directors: Richard Williams
  • Writers: Johnny Gruelle, Max Wilk, Patricia Thackray
  • Producers: H. Michael Sisson, Richard Horner, Stanley Sills
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
  • VHS Release Date: February 20, 1992
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302293596
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,746 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A weird, wild, tripped out Toy Story! May 7, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
The world of 70's animation is a strange one. A viewer takes his/her own chances. Things can get pretty wild, pretty crazy, pretty "tripped out." Such is the case with "Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure."

Don't get the idea that this is necessarily a bad thing. It's a safe alternative to getting tripped out yourself; just watch a tripped out cartoon! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's the story. Raggedy Ann and Andy are the property of Marcella, along with several other toys. Much like in "Toy Story," they come alive whenever Marcella leaves her room. In this film, the dolls and Marcella are live-action until the little girl leaves the room and the dolls come to life. When that happens, the film becomes animated. The animation isn't all that attractive, but it does have its own sort of charm. The delightful music throughout the film, composed by Sesame Street's Joe Raposo, includes a ragtime flavor, naturally, along with a Broadway zest. Anyway, on the day of Marcella's birthday, a new doll comes into the room. Her name is Babette, and she's from France. A pirate captain who lives in a snowglobe sees her and falls instantly in love with her! He gets the other toys to help set him free through trickery and steals away the French doll. The Captain then sets out to sea in his pirate ship, and Raggedy Ann and Andy have to go on a quest to rescue her! Now, here's where things get trippy! Along the way, the ragdoll brother and sister encounter a gluttonous blob of candy eating taffy (eager to eat Raggedy Ann's candy heart), a spaced out Camel, a crazy King and an even crazier Knight, some weird sea monster I can't even describe,...it's all just bizarre!

I remember seeing this film when I was VERY young. I LOVED this movie!
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raggedy Ann and Andy Rocks!!!! July 18, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is almost impossible to find,but if you can you are in for such a treat. I remember my Dad recording this movie for me in the summer/fall of 1979. This was back when VCR's were not an everyday thing and more of a gadjet. I am so glad he did,because I am still in the process of obtaining the actual video of this wonderful film. The film is a full length 86 minute cartoon that was released on the big screen in 1976. This film stars several famous voices. Raggedy Ann is voiced by Didi Conn,who starred in the Movie Grease as Frenchy and later was on Shining Time Station in the late 80's. The voice of Andy is done by,unknown at the time,Mark Linn Baker (credited just as Mark Baker). He of course was best known as Larry Appleton on Perfect Strangers. Grandpa is voiced by Mason Adams,who has done many voices. Gadzooks is voiced by the very talented Paul Dooley,who was Whimpey in the 1980 movie Popeye with Robin Williams. Sir Leonard Looney is voiced by Alan Sues. He best known for his work on Rowen and Martin's Laugh In. The movie is directed by Richard Williams and features 9 or so songs from Joe Raspo of Seseame Street fame. The film starts out with live action and Marcella coming home on her 7th birthday. The film then becomes an cartoon introducing all the characters. Marcella receives a new doll for her birthday named Babete. She however is not very impressed with the playroom and retires to her very nice doll house. She then catches the eye of the pirate captain,who tricked Raggedy Ann to free him from his snow globe prison. He then kidnaps Babete and takes off out the window. It is up to Raggedy Ann and Andy to save her. They go out into the deep,deep woods (which Marcella never says to go). There is a nice song of their travels in the woods. Read more ›
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful musical story January 8, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
This movie starts off with live action and continues when the dolls in Marcella's playroom come to life. The story centers around a new addition to the playroom. A French doll named Babbette,who gets kidnapped by a Pirate. The playroom sends Raggedy Ann and her brother Andy to search for her. They meet many entertaining characters along the way. This was one of my childrens favorite movies. And now that my daughter has children of her own we have been trying to find a copy of this wonderful movie.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of it's time, a work of animation art... April 11, 2003
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I can only hope that the wonderful people who created this beautifully animated movie will get it out of archives, clean it up and re-release it someday in the future to theaters and DVD before I'm too old and my VHS copy finally stops working. It far reaches any expectations of any Disney movie from the same time era. I compare it to sleepers such as "Iron Giant". It truly deserves recognition. I was dazzled by it as a child in the theater, and at 33 years old, I am still amazed how good it is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Magical Animated Story July 9, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
If this is the film featuring the voice of the lovely Didi Conn as Raggedy Ann, then it is the children's masterpiece i was thinking of. i remember seeing this movie MANY times as a child, and it was always a joy to watch. The music is heartfelt and sincere, not an ounce of pretense. This movie should DEFINITELY be made available again, not just on VHS but DVD as well. This treasure for children of ALL ages (girls AND boys) deserves as much, if not more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nearly 20 years later... April 24, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
...I can still quote this movie.
This was the most fantastic movie I'd ever seen as a little girl. My mother and I saw it about 5 times in the theater, and I haven't heard anything about it since. Guess what I'm buying for Mother's Day?
This should be on DVD!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable, adorable!
This is such an underrated and underappreciated musical. I loved the music and thought the entire story was charmingly told. Don't know why it isn't more beloved and a classis. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Vivian Tremayne
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just a rag dolly....
Loved this movie as a child. Catchy little tunes. Gotta respect the animation. It's all hand drawn! Tape came as described. I will treasure it until I can get it on DVD!
Published 11 months ago by Audumn Streng
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - Fair Condition
I know that this was a used VHS tape, but it was only in fair condition. Some parts of the video were very dark and hard to see and in some parts the color was off, so I think the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by RhythmDoctor
2.0 out of 5 stars psychedelic
Low quality animation, but not so low that it deserves to be forgotten and never released to DVD. Gets off to a slow beginning, but many of the song numbers are refreshingly... Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by Caraculiambro
5.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting my Childhood
I used to watch this movie when I was a little girl. Something reminded me of it recently, so I felt like watching it again after all these years. Read more
Published on January 4, 2011 by fubyluv
5.0 out of 5 stars Tunes and tidbits for life
This movie brings back so many memories of my childhood. There are songs in the movie that stick with you through life and I am really enjoying the chance to share it with my... Read more
Published on February 17, 2010 by C. Barbeau
5.0 out of 5 stars A great experience for children of all ages
If you love musicals and can still be connected to the child within, no matter how old you are, "Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy" is still as enjoyable as it was when it first came... Read more
Published on November 13, 2009 by T.Y.S.
5.0 out of 5 stars fouind it!!!
This was a movie that my daughter ( now 38) enjoyed. I had been looking for it for my granddaughter. It was enjoyed once again. Read more
Published on August 6, 2009 by G. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
I remember this movie from when I was a little bitty kid. I love the move when I was younger and it was even better when I wathced a few weeks ago. Highly recommended.
Published on July 20, 2009 by Rachele D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
I absolutely LOVE this movie. I still know all the songs from years ago. I wish it would release on dvd. Anyone know how you can go about requesting dvd releases?
Published on July 19, 2009 by Beverly Meyer
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is this available on DVD?
It is somewhere. I only know this because I have it on DVD. Don't ask me where I got it because I really don't know. It is an official DVD and not a pirated copy. It even has some features and a couple of short cartoons on the disc. Look around a little and you might find a copy somewhere
Oct 12, 2008 by L. Redman |  See all 5 posts
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