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I wasn't quite sure what to make of this film. My guess is that it is aimed at children to get them interested in the fascinating world of stamp collecting. My brother had a sizable collection when he was a kid, personally it wasn't something I got interested in.
First of all the title character Tommy Tricker is aptly named, he's a mischievous kid who cons this other kid Ralph out of some of his father's valuable stamps. But one he didn't con was an enchanted stamp which with a magic chant and placing it on a letter will get you shrunk right on the stamp and you will emerge when the letter is delivered.
Ralph gets himself shrunk and put on a letter to a stamp collector in Australia, but Tommy waylays the letter and sends him to China. Ralph eventually gets to Australia, but so does Tommy. Both have a lot of adventures with kids from Canada, China, and Australia and some run-ins with a few grownups as well.
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller was a well intentioned Canadian production. Somehow though I didn't feel the magic coming from this film which you would have to in order to enjoy it. Too many concepts I just couldn't get my mind to believe.
Perhaps if I was 8 years old again, maybe.
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