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Top 10 Tiny Heroes

Top 10 Tiny Heroes

Good things often come in small packages, and that’s not just a quote from my RSVP.com profile. It’s not the size of the hero but what the movie does with them that counts, and while Christmas is usually time for a bunch of cheap shots at Santa’s elves it’s important to realise that there is are occasionally films where those of less than average height get to kick serious arse. Or at least, they’re not involved in a racket where an old guy in a red suit sneaks into kids' bedrooms at night.

10: The Borrowers from The Borrowers

The Borrowers – tiny people who secretly live in a regular-sized human house and survive by “borrowing” from them – have turned up in a numbers of movies over the years, including the 2010 Manga Arrietty and a 2011 BBC production with Stephen “yes, I’m in everything” Fry and Christopher “remember when I was Doctor Who? Wasn’t that strange” Eccleston. Hang on, aren’t these guys basically rats in human clothing? Today’s project: create one of those fake Fundamentalist Christian websites complaining that Harry Potter is training kids to not be scared of magic and demons, only have it complain that The Borrowers is training kids to not be afraid of rats. We’ll figure out why not being afraid of rats is a gateway to Satan later.

9: Flik from A Bug's Life.

A misfit living in a colony where conformity and unity is prized above all else strikes out on his own to find love and the respect of his fellow insects. It's a heart-warming tale about the fact that, no matter how small or insignificant you might think you are, it’s important to be yourself and forge your own unique, individual path though life.

8: Z from Antz.

A misfit living in a colony where conformity and unity is prized above all strikes out on his own to find love and the respect of his fellow insects. Its’ a heart-warming tale about the fact that, no matter how small or insignificant you might think you are, it’s important to be yourself and forge your own unique, individual path though life. 

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