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The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

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Nick Upton ...
Pa Thumb
Deborah Collard ...
Ma Thumb
Frank Passingham ...
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John Schofield ...
Man
Mike Gifford ...
Woman in bar
Robert Heath
George Brandt
Andy Davis
Dave Alex Riddett
Andy Joyce
Richard Goleszowski
Tim Norfolk
John Beedel
Andy McCormack
Brett Lane ...
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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)  »

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Die geheimen Abenteuer von Däumling  »

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Pa Thumb: I know... Why don't we call him Tom? Tom Thumb.
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Send the kids to bed for this strange nightmarish stop motion masterpiece!
1 August 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

"The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb" is extremely bizarre. It often reminded me of Czech animator Jan Svankmajer. The story concerns a tiny Tom Thumb who's oddly born to a regular sized couple. They live in the slums in a bleak sort of future. Tom is kidnapped and taken to a science lab of mutated creatures. The lab does horrible experiments to animals and wants to try some tests on poor Tom. Tom has to fight against the evil Jack the Giant Killer, and try to find a way home to his family. Some viewers will find the the film frustrating since the characters talk in grunts and squeak noises. If you enjoyed "Eraserhead" or bizarre stop motion films like "Alice" (1988) and "Faust" (1994), you should definitely witness "The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb".


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