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Tom Thumb in Trouble (1940)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Drama  |  8 June 1940 (USA)
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Tom's father mistakenly believes that the little bird who's just rescued his tiny son from drowning in the dishwater is attacking the boy and drives it away. Tom sets off to find the bird and gets lost in a fierce snowstorm.

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Tom Thumb (voice) (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick ...
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Tom's father mistakenly believes that the little bird who's just rescued his tiny son from drowning in the dishwater is attacking the boy and drives it away. Tom sets off to find the bird and gets lost in a fierce snowstorm.

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After putting away the last cup, Tom is standing on a fork. In the next shot the fork is gone. See more »

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The Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Fabulous-Looking Sentimental Cartoon
8 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, if you are looking for a comedy with a lot of laughs, skip this one. However, if you want a heartwarming story and one that is beautifully drawn, check this "oldie" out: it's magnificent.

The restored version of it on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 really does this wonderful animated short justice - it looks fabulous. This was drawn over 75 years ago but you'll be impressed at the visuals.

The story is extremely simple and is touching one of a father's love for his son: in this case, a big burly lumberjack-type and little Tom, who is no bigger than the man's thumb.

This is a wonderful, sentimental cartoon that - cliché aside - you don't see many anymore and probably haven't in 50 years. It's a treasure.


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