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Nursery Crimes: Tom Thumb

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Tom Thumb is born, like his predecessor, into a cold world of giants. His parents live out their miserable existence in a dark city of nightmares, but the tiny freak son kindles a new warmth into their destitute lives. The parents' new-found happiness is shattered when Tom is seized by agents of the ministry in order to be subjected to sinister research.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Nursery Crimes: Tom Thumb

    Directed by: Dave BORTHWICK

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 1989

    Running time: 10 min

  • Technique

    Category: TV serie

    Techniques used: clay, animated objects, pixilation

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Dave BORTHWICK


    Script: Dave Borthwick

    Sets: Dave Borthwick

    Music: Startled Insects

    Sound: Startled Insects

    Voice: Nick Upton