Sjors en Sjimmie in het land der reuzen
Children’s film about two popular cartoon heroes who set off to find a rare mineral.
Sjors and Sjimmie travel all the way to Taskara. A rich Chinese man wants them to bring back the rare mineral OQ-4. But Taskara is inhabited by giants and, unfortunately, crooks Boris and Pedro are sniffing around too. The film is the usual Van der Linden mix of humour, excitement and adventure.
Self-taught director Henk van der Linden is regarded as the pioneer of the Dutch children’s film. He made some forty feature length films between 1952 and 1985, often based on popular children’s books and cartoons such as ‘De avonturen van Dik Trom’, ‘Sjors en Sjimmie’ and ‘Billy Turf’ (Billy Bunter). Van der Linden not only directed, produced and edited the film, he also wrote the screenplay, designed the sets and worked behind the camera.
- Toon / Boris
- Television presenter
- Set dresser
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; K782)
Film & TV-maker No. 211, oktober 1981, p. 35