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Tom Thumb

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Time Out says

A lively predecessor to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, loosely based on the Brothers Grimm tale, but bearing a remarkable resemblance to Pinocchio. Tamblyn is the five-inch child bestowed on a peasant couple (Miles and Matthews) by the Forest Queen. All too soon, Tom falls in with bad company: Terry-Thomas and Sellers, relishing their own villainy. Pal, an architecture student whose first films were self-styled 'Puppetoons', put his training to good use here, cleverly meshing miniatures, giant props and animation techniques to create an impression of the world as Tom sees it. With a good deal of unforced humour, acrobatic dancing, and some likeable songs (a couple sung by Peggy Lee), it makes for pleasant entertainment.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George Pal
  • Screenwriter:Ladislas Fodor
  • Cast:
    • Russ Tamblyn
    • June Thorburn
    • Peter Sellers
    • Terry-Thomas
    • Alan Young
    • Jessie Matthews
    • Bernard Miles
    • Ian Wallace
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