Tom Thumb (1958)

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Adapted from the Grimm brother's fairy tale, this children's feature tells of the adventures of five-inch-tall Tom Thumb as he performs heroic feats and escapes capture by a couple of big baddies. This Academy Award-winning tale (for special effects) includes live action, puppetry and animation.

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm , Ladislaus Fodor , Ladislas Fodor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2000
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Tom Thumb

as The Forest Queen

as Jonathan

as The Cobbler

as Kapellmeister

as The Town Crier

as Thumbelina (uncredit...

as Singing Anna

as Con-fu-shon

as Yawning Man
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Critic Reviews for Tom Thumb

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fun musical adventure for the family.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

October 28, 2007
www.susangranger.com

July 31, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

January 23, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Tom Thumb

"Make way for the town lasher"
A rich, vibrant musical fantasy based on the Brothers Grimm`s fairy tale that is delightfully fun to watch. Russ Tamblyn plays the diminutive boy Tom who comes to liven up the days of a childless middle-aged couple, a woodcutter and his wife who are granted three wishes by a very beautiful blonde fairy, the Forest Queen (June Thorburn). But then a pair of dastardly villains (played by Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers) use the boy to steal some gold coins and his foster parents is accused of the theft. Now it`s up Tom Thumb has to save the day by exposing the real thieves. There is also a romantic subplot involving a local musician (Alan Young) who is in love with the immortal Forest Queen and doesn't realize that he can turn her into a mortal via a kiss.

A terrific movie for kids to see! As for the adults, it is sure to appeal to the inner child in each of us! The Yawning man/song almost put me to sleep as well.....almost lol!

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Deb S

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