Pufnstuf


1h 38m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Jimmy runs away to be by himself after a bad day at school. He takes his flute down by the sea to relax. When he lays the flute down it become alive. (Turns to solid gold with diamond studs). Plotting to steal is a witch names witchie-po. Jimmy hops aboard a beautiful magic talking board that wants to take him out to sea. But the boat actually belonged to the Witch.. who turned the boat back into a black evil craft meant to trap Jimmy and bring him to her. But Jimmy escape from the boat and make a swim for land. A Dragon named Puff-N-Stuff was watching the whole event between Jimmmy and the witch and he and the cops (two ants named Cling & clang) go to aid Jimmy. Jimmy end up on the shores of Living island (every thing is alive) & is rescued by Puff-N-Stuff & Co. The rest of the movie has the witch trying to get the magic flute in order to impress Boss Witch and her Friend Witch Hazel (Momma Cass), and Puff-N-Stuff and Friends attempting to find ways to get Jimmy off of the island

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
San Antonio, Texas, opening: 4 Jun 1970
Production Company
Sid & Marty Krofft Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Jimmy, a happy young boy, decides one day to miss band practice and go with his talking flute, Freddie, to Living Island, a magical kingdom where animals, plants, and inanimate objects are able to speak. Witchiepoo, flying on her jet broom, sees Jimmy and decides to steal his flute in order to be named "Witch of the Year" at the upcoming witches' convention. Jimmy discovers the cave in which the inhabitants of Living Island reside and meets H. R. Pufnstuf, a friendly dragon who is the island's mayor. Disguised as a hippie, Witchiepoo manages to steal Freddie Flute. To recover the flute, Jimmy and Pufnstuf get Googy Gopher to burrow into Witchiepoo's castle and release bags of smoke in the basement so that Pufnstuf can enter as a fireman. The attempt fails, however, and Pufnstuf is captured and locked in a dungeon. Meanwhile, Witchiepoo prepares for the witches' convention by thinking of a way to serve Pufnstuf to her guests for dinner. Jimmy then disguises the inhabitants of Living Island as angels and frightens away the witches to save Pufnstuf and Freddie.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
San Antonio, Texas, opening: 4 Jun 1970
Production Company
Sid & Marty Krofft Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

The Krofft brothers sued McDonalds over copyright infringement, claiming that the characters of Mayor McCheese, Big Mac and the Apple Pie trees were copied from the characters of Pufnstuff and the living trees without the Kroffts permission.

Notes

Copyright length: 95 min. Based on the characters in the NBC television series Pufnstuf.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970