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Thumbtanic (2000)

A parody story about the sinking of the unsinkable ship

Director:

Todd Portugal

Writer:

Steve Oedekerk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Oedekerk ... Jake / Designer / Stevine Odion / 'We've Been Hit' (voice)
Mary Jo Keenen Mary Jo Keenen ... Geranium / Old Geranium (voice)
Paul Greenberg ... The Captain / 'Lovely Ship' Steward / Lice Checker #1 (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Mr. Prickle / Bartender / Lice Checker #2 (voice)
Mark DeCarlo ... The Interviewer / TV Anchor / Elvis / Lookout #2 / Rich Man at Dinner / 'Shuffle Board Finals?' (voice)
Tony Pyle ... Submarine Pilot / Excited One-Eyed Thumb / Lookout #3 (voice)
Eric Trueheart Eric Trueheart ... 'All Aboard' Steward / 'Good Gravy, What a Ship!' / 'Lovely Ship' Balloon Head (voice)
Jenny Rose Jenny Rose ... What a Lovely Big Ship!' / 'We're Going Down! (voice)
Joe Liss Joe Liss ... It's a Big Ship!' / Bedwetter / 'I Wet Myself (voice)
Heidi Fugeman Heidi Fugeman ... Ship Must go on for Miles (voice)
Tim Tarkinan Tim Tarkinan ... It's a Big Ship (voice)
David Floyd David Floyd ... Baldie the Thumb Wrestler / Lookout #1 / Boiler Room Guy #2 / 'Next' Steward / Boiler Room Guy #2 / Lookout #1 / Sex Change Buyer / 'It's a Gigantic Spider!' / Budget Saving Man (voice)
Megan Cavanagh ... Geranium's Servant / Rich Woman at Dinner / Budget Saving Man's Wife (voice)
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ... Dentist / Boiler Room Guy #1 / Baby and Sex Change Barker / 'I Can't Swim!' (voice)
Jim Hope 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пальцастый Титаник See more »

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O Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The writer (Steve Oedikirk) also wrote the screenplay for Bruce Almighty See more »

Quotes

Mr. Prickle: [as ship is sinking] Faster! Sink faster!
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Followed by Frankenthumb (2002) See more »

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Not as amusing the second time round.
22 October 2000 | by Tintin a TokyoSee all my reviews

The Thumb idea isn't such a winner the second time round. ThumbTanic wasn't as good as Thumb Wars for a number of reasons. Primarily, I think, Mr Oedekerk had far less to work with in the Titanic send-up. Unlike Star Wars, the movie Titanic hasn't (yet?) become a cultural myth and there are far fewer references to be made which will resonate with the audience.

In ThumbTanic, the holes are filled by one-off jokes which don't really seem related to anything. For example, the hero's insinuation that the heroine isn't clean during the "jump off end of ship" scene - it's not funny. Rather, you just think to yourself, "Did I miss something in the original movie?". There were too many of these type of baseless jokes (cf. arachnid).

By contrast, the send-up of the smarmy ship's designer had meaning and was funny. Also very funny was the send up of the bloke in the movie who wanted to go "faster" as a maniac running around demanding *everything* be "faster" including the sinking of the ship and himself being the first to die. These sort of jokes meant something in the Titanic context and lent meaningful humour to Thumbtanic.

The thumb "media", the faces and the voices, are still amusing. The props and sets and the CG animation are worthy of appreciation. Overall, although ThumbTanic proves that quirkiness alone won't work, this filmette still keeps you amused and chuckling to the end.


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