Based on the novel by Jerdine Nolen, when Harvey S. Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in a drought-stricken farm area, he is somehow able to grow a crop of colorful balloons on his land. Potter wins over the local townspeople but is threatened when it appears that he may be a huckster. A charming adventure for the whole family, originally seen on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY and endorsed by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media "Kids First" program.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Disney's Balloon Farm
A friendly newcomer to a drought-ravaged farm town surprises everyone by growing an amazing crop of brilliantly colored balloons in his field. While embracing the balloons as a sign of hope in troubled times, the community is suddenly torn between grouchy old Wheezie Mayfield and their mysterious new friend, Farmer Potter. Starring familiar favorites Rip Torn (MEN IN BLACK), Mara Wilson (MATILDA, MRS. DOUBTFIRE), and Laurie Metcalf (TV's ROSEANNE), this whimsical uplifting tale is perfect entertainment for the whole family!
Based On A Novel |
Disney Film |
Family (General) |