The Wacky World of Mother Goose

The Wacky World of Mother Goose
The Wacky World of Mother Goose release poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed by Jules Bass
Kizo Nagashima
Produced by Arthur Rankin Jr.
Written by Romeo Muller
Story by Arthur Rankin Jr.
Based on Tales of Mother Goose
by Charles Perrault
Music by George Wilkins
Jules Bass
Videocraft International
Toei Animation
(Japanese animation studio, uncredited)
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)
Running time
81 minutes
Countries United States
Language English

The Wacky World of Mother Goose is an animated feature 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.


her last film shortly before her death


See also


  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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