The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)


The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)

Animated feature film based on Charles Perrault's stories and nursery rhymes. It features Humpty Dumpty, The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, and the Crooked Man.
IMDb  5.4 /10
Director Jules Bass
Writer Arthur Rankin Jr.
Writer Romeo Muller
Writer Charles Perrault
Release Date1968-06-19
Runtime1h 21mins
GenreAnimation, Family, Musical
Content Rating
CompanyEmbassy Pictures, Rankin/Bass Productions, Videocraft International
Mother Goose (voice)
(voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Susan Melvin
Susan Melvin
Kevin Gavin
Kevin Gavin
Laura Leslie
Laura Leslie
Bryna Raeburn
Bryna Raeburn
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
Robert Harter
Robert Harter
William Marine
William Marine

The Wacky World of Mother Goose

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. The movie is the first theatrical feature by Rankin and Bass. 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.


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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.


  • Margaret Rutherford - Mother Goose
  • Bob McFadden - Humpty Dumpty
  • Bradley Bolke - Crooked Man
  • Laura Leslie
  • James Daugherty
  • Craig Sechler
  • Susan Melvin
  • Kevin Gavin
  • Bryna Raeburn
  • Robert Harter
  • William Marine


  • Director - Jules Bass
  • Producer - Arthur Rankin Jr.
  • Executive Producer - Joseph E. Levine
  • Associate Producer - Larry Roemer
  • Screenplay - Romeo Muller
  • Story - Arthur Rankin Jr.
  • Adaptation from The Tales of Mother Goose - Charles Perrault
  • Music and Lyrics - George Wilkins, Jules Bass
  • Character Designer - Paul Coker Jr. (uncredited)
  • Continuity Designer - Don Duga
  • Animation Production - Toei Animation (uncredited)
  • Assistant Director - Kizo Nagashima
  • Sound Engineers: Stephen Frohock, Alan Mirchin, Peter Page, Eric Tomlinson