Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme

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Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
Directed by Jeff Stein
Produced by Thomas A. Bliss
Written by Mark Curtiss
Story by Linda Engelsiepen
Harry Hinkle
Starring Shelley Duvall
Jean Stapleton
Dan Gilroy
Cyndi Lauper
Debbie Harry
Bobby Brown
Little Richard
Woody Harrelson
Paul Simon
Art Garfunkel
Garry Shandling
Teri Garr
Music by David Michael Frank
Cinematography Tony Mitchell
Editing by Christopher Willoughby
Studio Astral Video
Hi-Tops Video
Media Home Entertainment
Video Treasures
Distributed by Disney Channel
Release dates
  • May 19, 1990 (1990-05-19)
Running time 96 minutes (Uncut), 78 minutes (TV Edit)
Country United States
Language English

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (also known as Shelley Duvall's Mother Goose: Rock 'n' Rhyme or Shelley Duvall's Rock in Rhymeland) is a 1990 American musical television film that aired on the Disney Channel starring Shelley Duvall as Little Bo Peep and Dan Gilroy as Gordon Goose, the son of Mother Goose along with a star-studded supporting cast of various other actors and musicians portraying a wide range of characters, mostly of Mother Goose nursery rhyme fame.

Plot[edit]

The film deals with the events surrounding Gordon Goose and Little Bo Peep, who, while still trying to find her sheep, goes to Mother Goose's house for help, only to discover her sudden absence. Bo Peep and Gordon search Rhymeland to flush out what has happened to Mother Goose, all the while watching as many Mother Goose characters begin to mysteriously disappear.

Cast of characters[edit]

The film features an all-star cast including:

Special guest appearances

Versions[edit]

Mother Goose Rock 'N' Rhyme[edit]

This full and uncut version was released on VHS. Run time: 96 minutes

Shelly Duvall's Rock 'N' Rhymeland[edit]

This was a remixed and shortened version for TV. It contained a differing musical score and a few other scenes were cut. Run time: 78 minutes

Changes for Rock 'N' Rhymeland (TV Version)[edit]

Several edits and changes were made to the audio, musical score, and video for the TV edit. A non-comprehensive list of some of these variations appears below:

  • Parts of the film play in a different order:
  • "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
  • "Little Miss Muffet"
  • "Jack & Jill"
  • Several scenes were completely cut:
  • Mary Quite Contrary complaining about her garden
  • Old Mother Hubbard and her diner
  • Gordon rearranging his wardrobe
  • Gordon's remark about summer vacation
  • Mary and her lamb disappearing after Bo Peep and Gordon leave
  • The Old Woman in the shoe telling her many children "wait till your fathers get home," implying she has had many partners
  • Introductory speech for Old King Cole
  • Onscreen lyrics during the "Gordon, Won't You Come Out and Play" dungeon metal band scene are featured with a "bouncing ball" format to follow along.
  • Different musical score during the Crooked Man Chase, the Itsy Bitsy Spider scenes, the Little Miss Muffet scene, and the Cow Jumped Over the Moon scenes
  • Alternative music mix for the Del Rubio Triplets opening "Hop to It"
  • Alternative intro to Bobby Brown's "Three Blind Mice"
  • More present and different musical score, with background music playing through most of the film as opposed to various non-musical moments in the uncut version.
  • The end credits: The uncut version features an original song while the TV version features a longer version of Little Richard's "Party with the King."

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