Release date1986 Music directorGuy Trepanier, Normand Dube CastKaren Elkin (Jenny), Michael Blouin (David), Michael J. Anderson (Fritz / The King), Ken Roberts (Flannigan / Munch), Rodrigue Tremblay (Mimmick), Lorraine Desmarais (Linda / La reine) Similar moviesTales for All movies
TaglineWhere it doesn't matter how big you are, just how big you dream.
The great land of small trailer 1986
The Great Land of Small (French: C'est pas parce qu'on est petit qu'on peut pas être grand!) is a 1986 Canadian fantasy children's film. It was written by David Sigmund and directed by Vojtech Jasny. The film starred Michael J. Anderson, in one of his first roles. The film is the 5th in the Tales for All (Contes Pour Tous) series of children's movies created by Les Productions la Fête.
Two children, Jenny and David, meet a leprechaun like creature called Fritz in the woods, however his gold dust is being stolen by a wicked hunter. Only Mimmick the Indian knows that the creature is in our world. As the hunter becomes mad with power, he attempts to capture Fritz and the children. With Mimmick's help, they escape to the Land of Small, a mystical, magical land.
Michael J. Anderson as Fritz and the King
Karen Elkin as Jenny
Michael Blouin as David
Ken Roberts as Flannigan and Munch
Rodrigue Tremblay as Mimmick
The reviewer at the Canuxploitation website, which is devoted to Canadian B-movies, thought that The Great Land of Small was "a real oddity", labelling it "a half-baked fantasy". Although praising the inclusion of Cirque du Soleil, he thought of The Great Land of Small as one of Demers' least successful films. They thought that the film could be rated "W" for "What the Hell?", thereby reflecting the idea that it was "[w]eird" but "not trippy enough to be interesting". Arguing that the beginning of the film was "tediously padded", they thought that the subplot based around Mimmick and Flannigan was unnecessary, and that the actual Great Land of Small – while envisioned as a place like the Land of Oz or The Neverending Story's Fantasia – was "a distinct disappointment" due to its "embarrassingly low-budget production design, and cheap editing tricks".