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-->'''Barnaby:''' No -- ''steal'' them!


* SwordFight: In the Disney version, Barnaby, having been shrunk himself to toy size just like Tom, is forced to engage Tom in this kind of fight. Naturally, Barnaby loses.

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* SwordFight: SwordCane: In the Disney version, Barnaby, having been shrunk himself to toy size just like Tom, is forced to engage held by Tom at sword point, but Barnaby pulls on the head of his cane, which pulls free with no effort, revealing that it's actually a sword in this kind disguise, which leads to a...
* SwordFight: This is the climax
of fight.the Disney version, between Tom and Barnaby, both having been shrunk to toy size. Naturally, Barnaby loses.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the Disney version, Barnaby, having come in possession of Grumio's shrinking gun, which can be used on people as well as objects to shrink them down to toy size, and then shrunk away into nothingness if used a second time, uses it on Tom to force Mary into marrying Barnaby. When Tom launches his attack on Barnaby, Barnaby decides to make good on his threat to shrink Tom away forever, but Mary grabs a toy cannon used in the attack and fires a shot at the shrinking gun, destroying it and spilling the liquid inside all over Barnaby, shrinking ''him'' to toy size instead and forcing him to confront Tom in a SwordFight.


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* SwordFight: In the Disney version, Barnaby, having been shrunk himself to toy size just like Tom, is forced to engage Tom in this kind of fight. Naturally, Barnaby loses.


In 1934 a film version starring Creator/LaurelAndHardy was made. The film is also known by its alternate titles ''Laurel and Hardy in Toyland'', ''Revenge Is Sweet'', ''March of the Wooden Soldiers'' and ''Wooden Soldiers''. The film[[note]]written by Hal Roach, extensively revised by Stan Laurel[[/note]] follows Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in their misadventures, attempting to thwart the villainous Mr. Barnaby (the "crooked little man" from the nursery rhyme) in his lascivious designs upon the heroine, Little Bo-Peep.

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In 1934 [[Film/BabesInToyland1934 a film version version]] starring Creator/LaurelAndHardy was made. The film is also known by its alternate titles ''Laurel and Hardy in Toyland'', ''Revenge Is Sweet'', ''March of the Wooden Soldiers'' and ''Wooden Soldiers''. The film[[note]]written by Hal Roach, extensively revised by Stan Laurel[[/note]] follows Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in their misadventures, attempting to thwart the villainous Mr. Barnaby (the "crooked little man" from the nursery rhyme) in his lascivious designs upon the heroine, Little Bo-Peep.


* AdiposeRex: Old King Cole in the 1934 film.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: The pee-wees that Stannie Dum plays with in the 1934 version were an actual children's toy at the time- although they did not boomerang back as seen in the film.



** Oliver Hardy & Stan Laurel, obviously.



* BrideAndSwitch: In the 1934 version, Little Bo Peep agrees to marry Barnaby so that he'll settle the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe house. However, he's tricked into marrying Stanley Dum, who had dressed up as the bride and hidden his face with the veil.



* TheCavalry: The Wooden Soldiers in the Laurel and Hardy version.
* CatchPhrase: Yes, Ollie does upbraid Stan about getting them in "another fine mess."
* ChekhovsGun:
** The soldiers in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy version.
** Also, the toys in the Disney version.
* ChekhovsSkill: The game Stan is playing at the beginning.
** It's called Peewee, and it's extremely difficult. The "Sons of the Desert", the international Laurel & Hardy society, always have a Peewee tournament at their conventions.

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* TheCavalry: ChekhovsGun: The Wooden Soldiers in the Laurel and Hardy version.
* CatchPhrase: Yes, Ollie does upbraid Stan about getting them in "another fine mess."
* ChekhovsGun:
** The soldiers in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy version.
** Also, the
toys in the Disney version.
* ChekhovsSkill: The game Stan is playing at the beginning.
** It's called Peewee, and it's extremely difficult. The "Sons of the Desert", the international Laurel & Hardy society, always have a Peewee tournament at their conventions.
version.



* CurbStompBattle: In the 1934 version, the Wooden Soldiers absolutely ''decimate'' the Boogiemen, alternately stabbing, stomping on, or just generally crushing the monsters. Losing body parts does not stop them at all, either.



** The recurring MickeyMouse-like mouse in the Laurel and Hardy version.
*** This one was actually approved of by Walt Disney himself[[note]]as were the Three Little Pigs[[/note]] -- although it does have the odd side effect of sticking Mickey into an era prior to his own creation.



** Interestingly, Oliver Hardy's nickname was Babe.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Forest of No Return, in the Disney version. Bogeyland, in the 1934 version, as everyone knows the Bogeys are horrible monsters.
* ImpostorForgotOneDetail: In the 1934 movie, Barnaby frames Tom-Tom for pignapping Elmer by placing the pig's hat and fiddle in his house, next to a plate of sausage. Later, when Ollie and Stan are lamenting Tom-Tom's fate, they take a nibble of the sausages...and discover that they're made from ''beef.'' That clues them in to the scheme and sends them running to Barnaby's cellar, where they find Elmer.

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** Interestingly, Oliver Hardy's nickname was Babe.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Forest of No Return, in the Disney version. Bogeyland, in the 1934 version, as everyone knows the Bogeys are horrible monsters.
* ImpostorForgotOneDetail: In the 1934 movie, Barnaby frames Tom-Tom for pignapping Elmer by placing the pig's hat and fiddle in his house, next to a plate of sausage. Later, when Ollie and Stan are lamenting Tom-Tom's fate, they take a nibble of the sausages...and discover that they're made from ''beef.'' That clues them in to the scheme and sends them running to Barnaby's cellar, where they find Elmer.



* LyricalShoehorn: 1934--"Don't cry Bo Peep, don't cry/To find your lost sheep, we'll try"



* {{Malaproper}}:
--> '''Ollie''': You are upset, aren't you?\\
'''Stan''': Upset? I'm housebroken.
* MegatonPunch: Tom-Tom delivers one to Barnaby in the 1934 version.
* MookFaceTurn: In most versions, most notably the 1934 and 1961 versions, Barnaby's henchmen turn on him and help the hero.

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* {{Malaproper}}:
--> '''Ollie''': You are upset, aren't you?\\
'''Stan''': Upset? I'm housebroken.
* MegatonPunch: Tom-Tom delivers one to Barnaby in the 1934 version.
* MookFaceTurn: In most versions, most notably the 1934 and 1961 versions, Barnaby's henchmen turn on him and help the hero.



* StopMotion: Used in the Laurel and Hardy version for the sequence in which Stan and Ollie start up the wooden soldiers and send them marching. For the rest of the climactic battle the soldiers are played by actors.



* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the 1983 film, [[spoiler:he is implied to be killed by his trolls when they turn against him.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:in the original story his death is definitive when he drinks poison.]]

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* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the 1983 film, [[spoiler:he is implied to be killed by his trolls when they turn against him.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:in the original story his death is definitive when he drinks poison.]]



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Henry Kleinbach (who later changed his name to Henry Brandon) was only 21 when he played Barnaby in the 1934 version.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Henry Kleinbach (who later changed his name to Henry Brandon) was only 21 when he played Barnaby in the 1934 version.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Henry Brandon, who played Barnaby in the 1934 version.


* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:in the original story his death is definitive when he drinks poison.]]

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* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the 1983 film, [[spoiler:he is implied to be killed by his trolls when they turn against him.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:in the original story his death is definitive when he drinks poison.]]


* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]]

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* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]] Ironically, [[spoiler:in the original story his death is definitive when he drinks poison.]]

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* UncertainDoom: Commonly played with [[spoiler: Barnaby]] in the film adaptations. In the 1934 version, [[spoiler: it is unclear whether he is eaten by alligators.]] In the animated film, [[spoiler: he is last seen being chased by goblins, presumably to be eaten, after insulting their recently-deceased king.]] In the 1961 film, [[spoiler: his fate seems a little less ambiguous, as he is stabbed by Tom during their swordfight and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls from a great height]] into a toy box, and is never seen again afterwards, but publicity stills and the comic adaptation [[SparedByTheAdaptation change the ending]] so he is imprisoned in the bird cage rather than stabbed, making his fate seem more ambiguous to some.]]

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* FunHatingVillain: In most iterations, Barnaby only cares about money and tries to destroy Toyland by any means necessary.

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* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: In the 1961 version, when in reference to his plans to get married to Mary, Barnaby tells the village, "You are looking at a happy man!", Sylvester the goose tells Mother Goose, "If he's happy, I'm a chicken!"

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* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: In the 1961 version, when in reference to his plans to get married to Mary, Barnaby tells the village, "You are looking at a happy man!", to which Sylvester the goose tells Mother Goose, "If he's happy, I'm a chicken!"


** In the 1986 version Barnaby hides a stash of cookies (which double as currency) and claims Jack stole them.

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** In the 1986 version Barnaby hides a stash of cookies (which double as currency) is the source of their economy) and claims Jack stole them.


* FrameUp: When Barnaby pignaps Little Elmer and blames Tom-Tom.

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* FrameUp: FrameUp:
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When Barnaby pignaps Little Elmer and blames Tom-Tom. Tom-Tom.
** In the 1986 version Barnaby hides a stash of cookies (which double as currency) and claims Jack stole them.


Notable TV versions include a [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/58090/babes-in-toyland/ 1986 Live Action Television]] version featuring Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/KeanuReeves, and a [[WesternAnimation/BabesInToyland 1997]] AnimatedAdaptation by Toby Bluth (brother of [[Creator/DonBluth Don]]).

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Notable TV versions include a [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/58090/babes-in-toyland/ 1986 Live Action Television]] version featuring Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/KeanuReeves, and a [[WesternAnimation/BabesInToyland 1997]] AnimatedAdaptation by Toby Bluth (brother of [[Creator/DonBluth Don]]).
Creator/{{Don|Bluth}}).



* AxeCrazy: Played for laughs in the Creator/{{Disney}} version: Barnaby orders his henchmen to throw Tom into the sea, then steal Mary's sheep. TheSpeechless Roderigo expresses a desire to kill Tom and the sheep instead, but gets rejected.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: Played for laughs in the Creator/{{Disney}} version: Barnaby orders his henchmen to throw Tom into the sea, then steal Mary's sheep. TheSpeechless Roderigo expresses a desire to kill Tom and the sheep instead, but gets rejected.



* DisneyAcidSequence: The Disney film version has the song "I Can't do the Sum", during which Mary Contrary (played by Annette Funicello) sings mostly on a black background, with [[DoubleVision duplicates]] who flip upside down and sideways while changing colors.

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* DisneyAcidSequence: The Disney film version has the song "I Can't do the Sum", during which Mary Contrary (played by Annette Funicello) sings mostly on a black background, with [[DoubleVision duplicates]] {{d|oubleVision}}uplicates who flip upside down and sideways while changing colors.



** Expys abound in the 1997 version. To wit: Mary = [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast Belle]] and Scat(Barnaby's Cat) = [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Azriel]].

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** Expys abound in the 1997 version. To wit: Mary = [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast Belle]] Disney/{{Be|autyandtheBeast}}lle and Scat(Barnaby's Cat) = [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Azriel]].



* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Barnaby shrinks Tom, the toymaker, and his own henchmen during the climax of the 1961 movie. [[spoiler:Thanks to Mary, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Barnaby himself eventually becomes small as well.]]]]

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* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Barnaby shrinks Tom, the toymaker, and his own henchmen during the climax of the 1961 movie. [[spoiler:Thanks to Mary, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Barnaby himself eventually becomes small as well.]]]]well]].]]



* PrettyInMink: When [[spoiler:Mary and Tom marry at the end of]] the 1961 version, Mary is given a [[PimpedOutCape red cape]] trimmed with white fox, and a white fox muff.

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* PrettyInMink: When [[spoiler:Mary [[spoiler:When Mary and Tom marry at the end of]] of the 1961 version, version,]] Mary is given a [[PimpedOutCape red cape]] trimmed with white fox, and a white fox muff.



* VillainLoveSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP0TWJSgDI Castle in Spain]]", sung by Ray Bolger in the 1961 film, later memorably [[CoverVersion covered]] by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3idwH42hQk Buster Poindexter]] on the ''Music/StayAwake'' Disney CoverAlbum.

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* VillainLoveSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP0TWJSgDI Castle in Spain]]", sung by Ray Bolger in the 1961 film, later memorably [[CoverVersion covered]] {{cover|Version}}ed by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3idwH42hQk Buster Poindexter]] on the ''Music/StayAwake'' Disney CoverAlbum.



** There's also "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipN8f_o9ggo A Crooked Man]]" from the 1997 version, which doubles as a TheVillainSucksSong: his backup singers are clearly not pleased with him, but Barnaby [[CardCarryingVillain takes their slams on his character as]] [[InsultBackfire compliments nonetheless.]]

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** There's also "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipN8f_o9ggo A Crooked Man]]" from the 1997 version, which doubles as a TheVillainSucksSong: his backup singers are clearly not pleased with him, but Barnaby [[CardCarryingVillain takes their slams on his character as]] [[InsultBackfire compliments nonetheless.]]nonetheless]].

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