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Thumbtanic (2000)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  9 April 2002 (USA)
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A parody story about the sinking of the unsinkable ship

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Mr. Prickle / Bartender / Lice Checker #2 (voice)
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The Interviewer / TV Anchor / Elvis / Lookout #2 / Rich Man at Dinner / 'Shuffle Board Finals?' (voice)
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Submarine Pilot / Excited One-Eyed Thumb / Lookout #3 (voice)
Eric Trueheart ...
'All Aboard' Steward / 'Good Gravy, What a Ship!' / 'Lovely Ship' Balloon Head (voice)
Jenny Rose ...
What a Lovely Big Ship!' / 'We're Going Down! (voice)
Joe Liss ...
It's a Big Ship!' / Bedwetter / 'I Wet Myself (voice)
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Tim Tarkinan ...
It's a Big Ship (voice)
David Floyd ...
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Geranium's Servant / Rich Woman at Dinner / Budget Saving Man's Wife (voice)
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Jim Hope ...
I'm Really a Woman / Lookout #4 / Life Jacket Guy (voice)
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A parody story about the sinking of the unsinkable ship

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The Interviewer: Tell us your story, old one.
Old Geranium: Well, ah... I, uh...
The Interviewer: Give us but a rare glimpse behind the withered curtains of your mind.
Old Geranium: All right. It was a...
The Interviewer: Grace us with the marvelous tale of aged wisdom that is locked within the deep, withered pit of the crusty remnants of your aged, ragged brain.
Old Geranium: Fine. It was a...
The Interviewer: Grace us with the marvelous tale of withered, decrepit wisdom; spew forth from your lined, grey, wrinkled piehole the secrets locked deep within the past.
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THUMBTANIC is a delightfully manicured spoof
7 July 2000 | by (Osaka, Japan) – See all my reviews

I saw this on a double-bill with THUMB WARS:THE PHANTOM CUTICLE and it was one of the funniest hours I've spent at the movies in quite a while. THUMBTANIC spoofs "that movie" with hilarious insights about its silly and anachronistic use of class conflict and its basic corniness. It also had me rolling with an outrageous spoof of "that song," which in this version is apparently called, "my heart is a thumb." Oh yes, and there is also the small factor that this was a movie acted entirely by thumbs. mouths and eyes are apparently digitally projected onto the thumbs, but thumbs they are. There are some great little bits here, too. Such as a guy selling babies on deck (to help you get into the lifeboats) and also performing impromptu sex-change operations (for the same purpose). There's an absurd giant-insect subplot that adds much to the proceedings and a modern-day TV journalist modeled on either Geraldo Rivera or Rod Serling, I can't tell which. Basically its 26 minutes of clever and inventive comic delight, for fans of irreverent satire everywhere.


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