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Thursday, 27 June 2013

A small Friday Time Waster


I like bizarre web comics and movies and none is more bizarre than the Thumbs! series. This series of short movie was made by Steve Oedekerk, the man who wrote the screenplays for Patch Adams, Nutty Professor II, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Barnyard,and um, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.
If you are not sure if you are drunk enough to watch Kung Pow – you are not drunk enough.
These comical short movies employs dressed up thumbs as actors on very small sets. The attention to detail on the little sets is astonishing.
The first movie was a spoof of Star Wars called Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle. The movie was made to promote the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series that was about to debut on Cartoon Network.
Judging from the ratings it got on and  the short film was a big success.  On both websites the movie beats Stars Wars: Phantom Menace in terms of audience popularity.
Thumb wars were followed up by The Godthumb. Later four more films joined the series: Bat thumb, Frankentumb, Blairthumb and Thumbtanic.
Bat thumb is a spoof of Tim Burton's Batman with Micheal Keaton starring as Batman. Here is the movie as published on Google movies:
You can find all the other movies on YouTube. 

Thumb wars















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