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Parents' Guide to

Tom Thumb

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun musical adventure for the family.

Movie NR 1958 98 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Disappointing Degrading Chinese Character

While the movie was interesting and fun to watch for the most part, it needs to be mentioned that there is a very problematic character in the Chinese male doll, Con Fu Shon. Not only does the character have a degrading name, but also it speaks with the stereotypical "Oriental" pidgin English. The character is not enough of a reason to avoid the movie, but parents who care about racist or outdated portrayals of Asians should definitely use this movie to discuss how or why characters were depicted they way they were back then.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Released in 1958, TOM THUMB is a fine film that the whole family can enjoy. Tom is as irresistibly charming as his "Very Own Song," one of many enchanting musical numbers.

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