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Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle -- 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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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. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Steve Oedekerk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Oedekerk  written by

Produced by
Matthew Aufdenspring .... associate producer
Tom Koranda .... producer
Paul Marshal .... producer
Steve Oedekerk .... executive producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Mike DePrez 
Film Editing by
Mike DePrez 
Gary Dimaggio 
Dennis Dumford 
Sean Adam O'Hair 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Kater 
Art Direction by
Jorg Dubin 
Makeup Department
Laurel Kelly .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Laus .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
David Cooke .... assistant property master
Jorg Dubin .... set builder
Sal Guletta .... set builder
James Schexnaydre .... property master
Van Sengenhanh .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Dan Shattuck .... sound supervisor
Harrison Winter .... post-production sound
Special Effects by
Jerry Gergely .... special effects makeup
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studio
Dave Merrell .... special effects supervisor
Robert Miller .... model builder (1999)
Robert Miller .... puppet builder (1999)
Visual Effects by
Dave Adams .... CG animator
Dave Adams .... CG modeler
Chris Cowan .... modeler
Susan Ishida .... CG modeler
Geoffrey Kater .... CGI model supervisor
Don Mccoy .... CG modeler (credited on DVD)
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... consultant: Ultimatte
Garrett Reese .... visual effects
Emile Edwin Smith .... CGI explosions
Brian Thomas .... director of technology
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Hunt .... video assistant
Andy Jagerson .... grip
Kirk Manton .... gaffer
Thomas McCarty .... key grip
Tony Perija .... alternate grip
Tim Swanson .... wrap grip
Eric Wylie .... grip
Animation Department
Joe Barnett .... animator
Mariae Bui .... animator
Jim Carbonetti .... 3D animator
Scott Dalton .... animator
Christine Daly .... animator
Iah Gallardo .... animator
John Gillardo .... assistant animator
Eric Hance .... animator
Dominic Jackson .... animator
Josh Judd .... animator
Fred Kaplan .... animator
Geoffrey Kater .... 3D animator
Todd Kausen .... animator
Matthew Maxwell .... animator
David Monaco .... animator
Kim Phipps .... animator
Garrett Reese .... assistant animator
Robbie Robfogel .... animator
Mike Rust .... animator
Jeffery Scheetz .... supervising animator
Erick Schiele .... animator
Amanda Sokoloff .... animator
Geordie Spradling .... animator
Thomas Wells .... animator
Mark Welser .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Analia Garcia .... assistant costumer
Kate McDermott .... costumer
Editorial Department
Ryan Karstad .... assistant editor
John Laus .... head editor
Lisa McNichols .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Feinman .... composer: additional music
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Other crew
Matt Akey .... production coordinator
Jeff Scott Edwards .... production assistant
Courtney Fairhurst .... set coordinator
Josh Forbes .... production assistant
Jill Harrell .... office intern (as Jill C. Harrell)
Lynn Kulaga .... production assistant (as Lynne Kulaga)
John Listor .... production assistant
Julie Maldonato .... key set production assistant
Bryan Marell .... production assistant
Andy Sands .... creatures
Lauren Sherman .... script supervisor
Jonathon E. Stewart .... pre-production coordinator
Truman Van Dyke .... insurance
John Vulich .... creatures
Sam Wayman .... production assistant (as Sam Tyler-Wayman)
Ben Wylie .... production assistant
Josh Ernstrom .... intern (uncredited)
Tony Pyle .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Thumb Wars" - USA (alternative title)
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29 min | Japan:26 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The "Yoda" puppet cost approximately $5000.See more »
Black Helmut Man:I will allow no rest until the Thumbellion is totally neutralized.
Imperial Thumb:Excuse me, Black Helmut Man, but our super space station can easily thwart any actions of the Thumbellion.
Black Helmut Man:Do not underestimate the power of the Thumb!
Imperial Thumb:Oh, don't try to scare me with your ooby-dooby magic talk, Helmet Man. Your "I'm a horrifying warlock and I'm going to get you with my mystic potions" talk sicken me! I laugh at you and your "I'm a frightening wizard threat of hostility." Why don't you gather some frog legs and eyes of a newt, and conjur up a potion that will get you your face back, and perhaps make you one mere ounce less pathetic than you truly are!
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Touch your tongue to mine, 7 March 2002
Author: Laura_VanDerbooben from USA

this movie is HILARIOUS! if you like star wars,(or even better star wars spoofs) you will love this movie...Steve O. has thought of almost everything from where they live to the name of the characters (Loke Groundrunner=Luke Skywalker, Han Solo=Hand Duet, Princess Leia=Priness BunHead.) The funniest thing was the name they thought of for Obi Wan "Ben" Kenobi. Oobie Doob Scoobie Doobie Benubi. SEE THIS MOVIE...or better yet purchase it!!!

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