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