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Help! I've Shrunk the Family (2014)

Wiplala (original title)
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A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

Director:

Tim Oliehoek

Writers:

Tamara Bos (screenplay), Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geza Weisz Geza Weisz ... Wiplala (as Géza Weisz)
Sasha Mylanus Sasha Mylanus ... Johannes
Kee Ketelaar Kee Ketelaar ... Nella Della
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Mr. Blom
Marjan Luif Marjan Luif ... Emilia
Paul Kooij Paul Kooij ... Arthur Hollidee (as Paul R. Kooij)
Gabbi Lieve van Waveren Gabbi Lieve van Waveren ... Lotje (as Gabbi van Waveren)
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Doctor Vink
Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld ... Nurse Babs
Mamoun Elyounoussi Mamoun Elyounoussi ... Pizza Delivery Boy
Sander Huisman Sander Huisman ... Policeman on square
Christel de Laat Christel de Laat ... Policewoman on square
Peter Van den Begin ... Waiter
Wil van der Meer Wil van der Meer ... Manager Restaurant
Hans Kesting Hans Kesting ... Atlas
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A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

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Tinkeln macht den Meister (Tinkle creates masters)


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

19 November 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Help! I've Shrunk the Family See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,156,387
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Trivia

When the main cast is flying over The Dam, they pass Madam Tussauds, where the wax figure of Annie M.G. Schmidt is visible in front of the window. Annie M.G. Schmidt is the author of the children's book the movie is based on. See more »

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Pleasant reminiscence of my childhood
11 March 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Decades ago, when I was about 10 years old, the book Wiplala was one of my favourites; it is still on my book-shelf, a bit worn... Its translation was excellent, I remember, even the verb "tinkelen" was distinctively translated into my native language.

So, when I heard about the film, under appropriate opportunity, I decided to introduce its mood and characters to my young relatives and their friends. They liked it, but they told it was unusual to them: no violence, only a few rude words (mild ones), values and nice ideas presented in a pleasant and convincing manner without further blathering... Still, there was a lot of excitement, and the hot car ride was fast and catchy. Both I and my younger fellas could easily identify ourselves with the characters as well.

I was a bit disturbed about the plot brought into today (the book was published in 1957) and not-so-smooth depiction of airy-fairy stuff - under superb digital opportunities the world currently has. But still, a nice family film to all those tired of constant obscenities and cruelties present in various modern creations.


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