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Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Short 2 November 1999
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In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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Andrea Fears ...
Princess Bunhead (voice)
Ross Shafer ...
Hand Duet (voice) (as Ross Schaefer)
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Oobedoob Benubi / Thumbtrooper (voice)
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Prissypeo (voice)
Jim Jackman ...
Crunchy / Lieutenant (voice)
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In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

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Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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The animation format used to animate thumbs was later used to animate Steve Oedekerk's tongue in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002). See more »

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Oobedoob Benubi: Crying is for little girls, babies, and men who just had their ears ripped off.
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References Patriot Games (1992) See more »

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Spoof At Its Best
13 September 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Spoofs are a very hit and miss thing type of movie background. When done right, it can be a zany adventure that you seem to have a permanent smile whacked on your face from start to finish like Flying High, Miss. Cast Away and to a much lesser extent, Scary Movie.

But when spoofs are done badly, it really shows. They can go from being an enjoyable film that makes fun of other films to being one reference of movie after movie with stupid pop culture references that are vomit inducing (Friedburg, Seltz).

This is a great spoof, it has zany humor, accomplishes what is promised and best of all, has the smile on face factor that makes this type of movie, however stupid the humor is, very, very enjoyable.

This is, by the way the first in the 6 part series of Thumb movies and this is probably the best (Maybe not as good as Part 6, Thumbtanic) and is an all round good way to spend 21 minutes. It is worth a watch for fans of the art of spoof.

Overall, give it a try, and if you cant find it on DVD, it is on Youtube.

I rate this 69%.


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