'Here we are children, come and get your lollipops... ice-cream, chocolate... all freeeeeee today!' These words have put a generation of children in abject fear. The dainty dancing man in jester's garb with the delectable little sweet cart, becoming the horrific scrawny child catcher for the Baron who hates them. He wants all the toys for himself. Robert Helpmann, the Australian dancer extraordinaire, plays this wonderfully wicked kiddy-catching character with glee.
Dick Van Dyke is charming as a daydreaming inventor who fixes up an old jalopy and, with the vivid imaginations of his two children Jeremy and Jemima, and a lady friend Truly Scrumptious, it is transformed into a flying, floating wonder car that carries them to a magical kingdom where they must endure the child catcher at first hand and save the kingdom's children from imprisonment. Lionel Jeffries plays the delightfully inventive grandpa and Gert Frobe the spoilt Baron who hasn't grown up. With some great songs and of course the fantastic flying, floating car this is one of th greatest family movies. Inspired by an Ian 'James Bond' Fleming idea.
Jolly musical comedy about an unsuccessful inventor who rescues an old car which acquires magical properties. Screenplay written by Roald Dahl with music by the Sherman Brothers.
Disc 1 (Feature) – Technical Information:
Original 16.9 Widescreen format
High definition digital transfer with 5.1 audio
Disc 2 – Extras:
Remembering `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang` with Dick Van Dyke
A Fantasmosgorical Motor Car featurette
The Real Caractacus Potts
Original Dick Van Dyke press interview
The Potts children
Read along and sing along with Chitty
Original Sherman Brothers demo
Region 2 exclusive – behind the scenes at the West End musical
Release Date: 17 November 2003
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 136 minutes
Production Year: 1968
Main Language: English