Balloon Farm (film)

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Balloon Farm is a 1999 television movie that stars Rip Torn, Mara Wilson and Laurie Metcalf. It was produced and premiered as part of The Wonderful World of Disney series.[1] It is based on the book Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen.[2]

Balloon Farm
Balloon Farm 1999 DVD cover.jpg
Home video release cover.
Directed byWilliam Dear
Produced byKevin Inch
Written bySteven Karczynski, Jerdine Nolen
StarringRip Torn
Mara Wilson
Laurie Metcalf
Music byRichard Marvin
CinematographyRick Bota
Distributed byDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release date
  • March 28, 1999 (1999-03-28)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summaryEdit

The farming community of Watertown is struggling to survive a severe drought. Harvey Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in the community by renting a farm, which neighbors think is foolish. However, one day young Willow Johnson (Mara Wilson) passes by Potter's field to find his crop is full of magical, colorful balloons. Townspeople, with the exception of Weasel Mayfield (Roberts Blossom), believe that this a good sign that the drought may end soon. When the rough times continue to plague the community, the community turns against Harvey until Willow reminds everyone about the power of faith and the magic that Harvey has brought through the balloons.

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Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD by Walt Disney Home Video on July 6, 2004.[3] The title was also made available for streaming and download.


  1. ^ TCM: Balloon Farm (1999)
  2. ^ Heffley, Lynne (1999-03-27). "Rip Torn, Mara Wilson Help Keep Disney's 'Balloon Farm' Aloft". LA Times. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ Balloon Farm DVD Archived 2012-05-05 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 05-01-2012

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