Jimmy, the Boy Wonder (1966)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Once in every thousand years, the Great Clock of Time opens to admit the rays of the sun, and that is when it is most vulnerable, when even a simple spoken wish can stop its timing. It's the first day of school, and a frustrated little boy named Jimmy (Dennis Jones) rouses the magical meanie Mr. Fig (David Blight Jr.) with his wish that time would stop. Fig makes it so, and all over the world people freeze in their tracks. Merlin the Magician (Karl Stoeber) is outraged, and sends his daughter, Aurora (Nancy Jo Berg), to help Jimmy put the pendulum back into the Great Clock "or else time will stop for a thousand years!" They set off for The World's End to fulfill their mission, but the wicked Mr. Fig is always trying to trick them with detours to Slow Motion Land and a fountain filled with Laughing Syrup. Along their journey, Jimmy and Aurora see a hot dog tree, meet some green Indians, weather a jellybean rainstorm, and enjoy a cartoon interlude. This peculiar low-budget children's musical fantasy was directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, who was best known for horror films like Blood Feast.

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child, time, boy