The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Surreal
Country: UK | Director: Dave Borthwick
Language: Music | Subtitles: No need
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 57mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 752×576 – 29.970fps – 1.08gb
A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets a variety of strange creatures and eventually discovers a race of miniature humans like himself.
This free adaptation of the classic tale mixes pixilation technique (frame-by-frame animation of live actors) with standard model and clay animation, all done in-camera. Result has an unreal, time-lapse feel, perfectly suited to the film’s David Lynch-like, industrial-Gothic atmosphere.
The tone of this fairy tale is hard to explain: equal parts silent slapstick, dystopian futurism, and Svankmajerian surrealism, delivered through twitchy visuals that makes it play like a particularly restless dream. There is an unexpected sweetness to the concoction that helps it go down more smoothly than you might expect, but it still leaves a residue of nightmare behind.