Balloon Farm (film)

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Balloon Farm
Balloon Farm 1999 DVD cover.jpg
Home video release cover.
Directed by William Dear
Produced by Kevin Inch
Written by Steven Karczynski, Jerdine Nolen
Starring Rip Torn
Mara Wilson
Laurie Metcalf
Music by Richard Marvin
Cinematography Rick Bota
Distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release date
  • March 28, 1999 (1999-03-28)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Balloon Farm is a 1999 television movie that stars Rip Torn, Mara Wilson and Laurie Metcalf. It was produced and premiered as part of The Wonderful World of Disney series.[1] It is based on the book Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The farming community of Watertown is struggling to survive a severe drought. Harvey Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in the community by renting a farm, which neighbors think is foolish. However, one day young Willow Johnson (Mara Wilson) passes by Potter's field to find his crop is full of magical, colorful balloons. Townspeople, with the exception of Weasel Mayfield (Roberts Blossom), believe that this a good sign that the drought may end soon. When the rough times continue to plague the community, the community turns against Harvey until Willow reminds everyone about the power of faith and the magic that Harvey has brought through the balloons.

Main cast[edit]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD by Walt Disney Home Video on July 6, 2004.[3]


  1. ^ TCM: Balloon Farm (1999)
  2. ^ Heffley, Lynne (1999-03-27). "Rip Torn, Mara Wilson Help Keep Disney's 'Balloon Farm' Aloft". LA Times. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ Balloon Farm DVD Retrieved 05-01-2012

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