Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, originally created by author Ian Fleming for his son at bedtime, is a tale about a magical car that flies, floats, and even thinks. This delightful film follows Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Potts family as they embark upon adventures in the sky, the sea, and beyond!
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For most of its duration this is a standard Disney-like romantic comedy musical. Then about ninety-minutes in a meta-story develops featuring an army of subterranean child prisoners taking on a Germanic dictator, a predatory creeper armed with lollipops & the whole thing turns into a late-period Fellini film for kids. Ken Adams' production designs & the widescreen cinematography of Christopher Challis are highlights.