The Wacky World of Mother Goose

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The Wacky World of Mother Goose
The Wacky World of Mother Goose release poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byJules Bass
Kizo Nagashima
Written byRomeo Muller
Story byArthur Rankin Jr.
Based onTales of Mother Goose
by Charles Perrault
Produced byArthur Rankin Jr.
Music byGeorge Wilkins
Jules Bass
Videocraft International
Toei Animation
(Japanese animation studio, uncredited)[citation needed]
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)
Running time
81 minutes
CountriesUnited States

The Wacky World of Mother Goose is a 1967 animated musical fantasy film made by Rankin/Bass, written by Romeo Muller and directed by Jules Bass based on Charles Perrault's stories and nursery rhymes.[1] The movie is the first theatrical feature by Rankin and Bass.[2] It features Humpty Dumpty, the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, and the Crooked Man (the villain). Mother Goose is voiced by Margaret Rutherford in her final film role.


In the land of Old King Cole: Jack and Jill, Simple Simon, Georgie Porgie, Humpty Dumpty, and the others are worried when Mother Goose has to visit her sister who lives beyond the Moon. Meanwhile, Count Warptwist the Crooked Man is up to no good and will stop at nothing to rule the land, so it's up to the good characters to try and stop him.



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  1. ^ "The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1966) | BFI". Archived from the original on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 212. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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