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Wiplala (2014)

A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

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Wiplala (as Géza Weisz)
Sasha Mylanus ...
Kee Ketelaar ...
Peter Paul Muller ...
Marjan Luif ...
Emilia
Paul Kooij ...
Arthur Hollidee (as Paul R. Kooij)
Gabbi Lieve van Waveren ...
Lotje (as Gabbi van Waveren)
Cas Jansen ...
Doctor Vink
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Nurse Babs (as Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld)
Mamoun Elyounoussi ...
Pizza Delivery Boy
Sander Huisman ...
Policeman square
Christel de Laat ...
Policewoman square
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Waiter
Wil van der Meer ...
Manager Restaurant
Hans Kesting ...
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A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

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Tinkeln macht den Meister (Tinkle creates masters)

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Adventure | Family

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19 November 2014 (Netherlands)  »

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Help! I've Shrunk the Family  »

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€114,349 (Netherlands) (23 November 2014)
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When the main cast is flying over The Dam, they pass Madam Tussauds, where the wax figure of Annie M.G. Schmidt is visible in front of the window. Annie M.G. Schmidt is the author of the children's book the movie is based on. See more »

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Pleasant reminiscence of my childhood
11 March 2016 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

Decades ago, when I was about 10 years old, the book Wiplala was one of my favourites; it is still on my book-shelf, a bit worn... Its translation was excellent, I remember, even the verb "tinkelen" was distinctively translated into my native language.

So, when I heard about the film, under appropriate opportunity, I decided to introduce its mood and characters to my young relatives and their friends. They liked it, but they told it was unusual to them: no violence, only a few rude words (mild ones), values and nice ideas presented in a pleasant and convincing manner without further blathering... Still, there was a lot of excitement, and the hot car ride was fast and catchy. Both I and my younger fellas could easily identify ourselves with the characters as well.

I was a bit disturbed about the plot brought into today (the book was published in 1957) and not-so-smooth depiction of airy-fairy stuff - under superb digital opportunities the world currently has. But still, a nice family film to all those tired of constant obscenities and cruelties present in various modern creations.


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