Small People Films

There are film that include small people, or small figurines. These are often animated, or layered as these would not be possible in real life. Many of these films were derived from book and these films include; *no spoilers*

  • The Borrowers (1997)

Based off of the Mary Norton book, The Borrowers watches a family who live in the walls of a house, and are able to fit through the mouse hole in the wall. This is a proportioned movie.

  • The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

An animation of a four inch family who live anonymously in another family’s residence, taking small things in order to build their home. When their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered, life changes for the family.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit is a movie series that I have grown up with over the past few years, and is of the infamous Bilbo Baggins, and his adventure away from Hobbiton. They filmed this by filming the first part of all the hobbits and dwarves, and then using a different stage in order to film the part for Gandalf.

  • Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

Washed ashore a never-seen before island, Gulliver became a God to the miniature people. This was derived from the book, written by Jonathan Swift, and became a film in 2010. This, like the Hobbit series, were filmed in separate parts in order to create the ‘miniature’ theme.

  • Night at the Museum (2006, 2009, 2014)

This film has many characters that come to life at night in the museum, but the small characters are what I concentrated on. These two, Octavius and Jeddiah have a strange relationship between them, especially seeing as the are a Roman and a cowboy. They are also a laugh to watch, and are an inspiration.

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