Tom Thumb | Full Movie

Tom Thumb
  • G
  • 1h 32m
  • 1958
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The Brothers Grimm's classic fairy tale comes to the screen. When a childless woodcutter spares a magic tree, the Queen of the Forest grants the man and his wife a son--only five and a half inches tall, a great joy, a great worry . . . and destined for great things--a boy named Tom Thumb. In a series of high-spirited, musical adventures, Tom (Russell Tamblyn--West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) saves the village treasury from villains Ivan (Terry-Thomas--Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines) and Tony (Peter Sellers--The Pink Panther films, Being There) . . . and most remarkably of all, plays cupid for a romance between Woody the Piper (Alan Young--"Mr. Ed") and The Forest Queen. Blending live action, puppetry and animation into a magical, musical family adventure.

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Common Sense Says
Fun musical adventure for the family.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that with the exception of Tom finding himself in some mildly perilous situations and some bumbling, farcical swindlers who are more humorous than threatening, Tom Thumb is an entirely kid and family-friendly musical movie more than 50 years old. The two thieves smoke in one scene and chug-a-lug a nameless but probably alcoholic beverage in another. The "special effects," which present a thumb-sized hero in a world of full-sized people, are charmingly primitive, offering a historic look at early effects-dependent filmmaking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:December 22, 1958
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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