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The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

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A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Upton ...
Pa Thumb
Deborah Collard ...
Ma Thumb
Frank Passingham ...
Man
John Schofield ...
Man
Mike Gifford ...
Woman in bar
Robert Heath
George Brandt
Andy Davis
Dave Alex Riddett
Andy Joyce
Richard Starzak ...
(as Richard Goleszowski)
Tim Norfolk
John Beedel
Andy McCormack
Brett Lane ...
(voice)
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A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets a variety of strange creatures and eventually discovers a race of miniature humans like himself. Written by Keith Loh <keith@mwg.com>

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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die geheimen Abenteuer von Däumling  »

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$69,870 (USA)
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Pa Thumb: I know... Why don't we call him Tom? Tom Thumb.
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A sad tale
1 August 1999 | by (Big D) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a visually unique movie, but I also found it to be poignant, provocative, emotionally disturbing, and sad. The heart-wrenching and unfair fate of Tom's laboratory friend and fellow escapee, which was based solely on the way he looked, almost made me cry. I was also moved by Tom's innocence and non-judgemental nature, despite the horrors and tragedies that surrounded him.


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