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Thumbs!

Thumbs! is a collective term for the O Entertainment short films created by Steve Oedekerk using "Thumbation" technology, a process which combines live-action thumbs and CGI faces. The first short, Thumb Wars, was created as a television special and spawned the rest of the series.

Each filmette is available on DVD, with exclusive extra footage on the Thumb Wars/Thumbtanic Double Feature. The entire series is available in a box set called All Thumbs, which does not include the Double Feature.

An ongoing joke in the series is the appearance of a one-eyed thumb, who appears in each filmette to give his signature line of 'eh-hoo'.

Films

  • Thumb Wars was a 29 minute 1999 parody of The Star Wars Movie series.
  • The Godthumb was a 2001 parody of The Godfather. The short film followed the Godthumb, a leader of a Mafia family and his four sons.
  • Bat Thumb was a 2001 adaptation of the Batman movie series. This 30 minute film combines elements of the classic Batman TV series with Adam West with more recent Batman Movie elements.
  • Frankenthumb was a 32 minute animated film. The story changed the characters of Frankenstein slightly to Dr. Frankenthumb, Humpy (Igor) and "Pepper" (aka Frankenstein's Monster). Frankenthumb was released in the US in 2002.
  • The Blair Thumb was a short film parody of the movie The Blair Witch Project.
  • Thumbtanic was 26 minutes in length, and featured a parody of the theme song from the 1997 movie Titanic, called My Heart Is A Thumb.

Future releases

Other titles expected to be released, or are possible teasers that may never eventuate are WTW World Thumb Wrestling (a parody of World Wrestling Entertainment), THUMBATRIX (a parody of The Matrix), and The Thumbersons. In a 2004 interview with Dale Whitehouse, spokesman of O Entertainment, he said that Oedekerk showed interest in making "Superthumb" (a parody of Superman), "Spiderthumb" (a parody of Spiderman), "Jaws Thumb" (a parody of Jaws), and "Viva ThumbVegas" (a parody of Viva Las Vegas). .

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