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Tom Thumb (1958)

Approved | | Family, Fantasy, Musical | 24 December 1958 (UK)
The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna.

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(screenplay), (based on a story from the pen of) (as the Brothers Grimm) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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The Lover: Woody
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The Lover: Forest Queen
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The Villain: Ivan
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The Villain: Antony
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The Parent: Jonathan
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The Parent: Anne
Ian Wallace ...
The Cobbler
Peter Butterworth ...
Kapellmeister
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Town Crier
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Yawning man (voice)
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Con-Fu-Shon (voice)
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Storyline

The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna.

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The Wonderful Musical Adventure See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

24 December 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El pequeño gigante  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"The Yawning Man" puppet was later used as one of the elves in 'The Cobbler and the Elves' sequence from the Pal feature The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962). See more »

Goofs

When Ivan and Antony abandon tom thumb to the Black Swamp, the characters, seen from the rear, are clearly played by different, much younger men. See more »

Quotes

Ivan: There are two crooks here - and both of them are you!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the pages of a book, which a male hand is turning. The first couple we see are shown through a magnifying glass, a reference to Tom Thumb's size. See more »


Soundtracks

tom thumb's Tune
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Peggy Lee
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BETTER THAN THE WIZARD OF OZ.
22 August 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

This delightful George Pal musical fantasy from 1958 is as much fun to view now as it was in those simpler days.Re-released in Britain in the late 60's on a double bill with "THE WIZARD OF OZ", "TOM THUMB" is the better movie and Tom's incredibly catchy " DOODY DOODY DOO" song is as memorable as any of the ditties in the Garland classic.Russ Tamblyn is nothing short of magnificent as Tom and his incredibly acrobatic and lively dance routines should have gained him an Oscar nomination.This man deserves to be right up there with Astaire and Kelly. The villains as portrayed by Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers are as threatening as they are funny and the former at least never bettered his performance here.Alan Young was an unusual choice for the romantic lead but he too delivers a pleasing performance,as does everyone in this superlative treat for all ages.


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