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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 superimposition of the voice actors' 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 Thumb Double Feature. The entire series is available in a box set called All Thumbs, which does not include the Double Feature or The Thumbersons short.

Most of the shorts have aired on Cartoon Network, before the show or film being parodied air, such as Thumb Wars (for Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Bat Thumb (for airings of Batman and Robin). Frankenthumb aired around Halloween 2008.

Filmettes

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Shorts

Collections

Possible future filmettes

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 Spider-Man), Jaws Thumb (a parody of Jaws), Viva Thumb Vegas (a parody of Viva Las Vegas), Thumbbusters (a parody of Ghostbusters), Catthumb (a parody of Catwoman), The Thumbtrix (a parody of The Matrix), and Thumb America (a parody of Captain America).[request for citation]

References

  1. ^ Oedekerk, Steve (1999-12-21), Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (Short, Adventure, Comedy), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  2. ^ Bourla, David (2003-03-19), The Godthumb (Comedy, Short), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  3. ^ Bourla, David (2001-01-01), Bat Thumb (Comedy, Short), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  4. ^ Bourla, David (2002-10-04), Frankenthumb (Animation, Comedy, Horror), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  5. ^ Portugal, Todd (2002-01-22), The Blair Thumb (Short, Comedy, Horror), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  6. ^ Portugal, Todd (2001-05-02), Thumbtanic (Short, Comedy), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23
  7. ^ Thumb Debate '08
  8. ^ Oedekerk, Steve, Thumb Wars IX: The Thighs of Skyskipper (Comedy), O Entertainment, retrieved 2022-09-23