Willie McBean & His Magic Machine
1965, regia di Arthur Rankin jr.
Scheda: Nazione: USA-Giappone - Produzione: Dentsu Motion Pictures, Rankin/Bass Productions, Videocraft International - Distribuzione: Xenon-Umvd Visual Entertainment, Magna Pictures Distribution Corporation, Prism Pictures - Soggetto: Antony Peters, Arthur Rankin jr. - Sceneggiatura: Antony Peters, Arthur Rankin jr. - Musiche: Gene Forrell - Formato: Eastmancolor, animazione - Durata: 94'.
Voci: Larry D. Mann, Billie Mae Richards, Paul Soles, Alfie Scopp, Paul Kligman, Bernard Cowan.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - badmovieplanet.com - moria.co.nz - cifilm.org - badmovieplanet.com - retroland.com - slocartoon.net - kiddiematinee.com - toonarific.com: ę...In a dark castle on a stormy night, Professor Rasputin Von Rotten develops a machine that will allow him to travel through time and remake history in his honor. Overhearing this, a monkey named Pablo escapes from the Professorís lab, steals the machineís design and runs away, ending up in the bedroom of a young boy named Willy McBean. Willy isnít much of a history buff, but he knows it isnít a good idea to mess with the space-time continuum. Working with Pablo, Willy makes a duplicate machine and travels back to foil Von Rotten. The first stop is 1883, where the Professor is hoping to beat Buffalo Bill in an Old West showdown, using a secret gun hidden in his hat. Disguising himself as Willy the Kid, Willy distracts Von Rotten while Pablo switches Von Rottenís and Willyís hats. The showdown still goes down, but with the help of Sitting Bull, Von Rotten is temporarily defeated. The dueling time machines next head for Spain, 1492, where Willy must convince Christopher Columbus that the world is actually round. The Italian sailor makes his historic voyage, but Von Rotten is aboard as a mutinous crewman. Up next is Medieval England, where Von Rotten has a plan to unsheathe Excalibur with the help of rust remover, thereby becoming Englandís king in place of Arthur. With the help of a witch named Ms. Laffey, Willy and Pablo again try to stop Von Rottenís evil deeds. After England, Von Rotten travels to ancient Egypt...Ľ.
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