The adventures of a miniature boy are illustrated.

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A stork delivers a baby no bigger than a thumb to two proud parents. The boy ages, but does not grow. Despite Tom's diminutive size, he attempts everyday tasks like helping his mother in the kitchen and learning to play the piano. However, adventuresome Tom finds trouble when he disobeys his father and ventures into the outside world. Written by Melissa

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30 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Very pretty short, but done more effectively before.
30 November 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is Iwerks just biding time until closing down. A typically beautiful short, but it was nothing special or original. Tom Thumb was old hat by the time this was released, so something a bit different than the garden variety adaptation is needed to make this worthwhile. This was not what the studio did well, to put it kindly. So you have the average cartoon from Iwerks-competent, well animated and lovely, but not too special. Worth watching for all that. Recommended.


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