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Thumbelina (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  30 March 1994 (USA)
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The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jacquimo (voice)
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Mother (voice)
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Thumbelina (voice)
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Hero / Reverend Rat (voice)
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Queen Tabitha (voice)
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King Colbert (voice)
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Joe Lynch ...
Grundel (voice)
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Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Mozo (voice)
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Gringo (voice)
Kendall Cunningham ...
Baby Bug (voice)
Tawny Sunshine Glover ...
Gnatty (voice)
Michael Nunes ...
Li'l Bee (voice)
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Mr. Beetle (voice)
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Storyline

A girl no bigger than her mother's thumb feels all alone in the world knowing she is the only person her size. Her wish for a companion at last comes true when the prince of the faerys arrives at her window sill. However, the niave Thumbelina's life goes downward from there when a toad kidnaps her. While she tries to find a way home, she begins to grow up and learns about hope with the help of the friends she always wanted. Written by Max Vaughn

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Follow your heart and nothing is impossible. See more »


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Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£832,233 (UK) (5 August 1994)
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Trivia

This was the first and only animated film to win a Razzie Award for "Worst Original Song" for "Marry the Mole" sung by Carol Channing. See more »

Goofs

After Thumbelina agrees to Prince Cornelius' proposal she magically receives wings. During this part she is speaking about her wings but her mouth does not match the words. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jacquimo: Hello. Welcome to Paris, city of love. Who am I? I am Jacquimo, swallow extraordinaire and lover of beautiful things.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are on a book page and there are pictures that change every few minutes starting with the beetle and ending with Hero the dog. See more »

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Followed by The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Thumbelina
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow
Arranged and Produced by Barry Manilow
Performed by Jodi Benson, Tony Jay, and Farm Animals
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Not bad...

You know what? I liked this movie. Its kinda of slow in parts, and the animation is dated too, but the songs really stick. You know how I know? My kids, 7 and 12 years old, will watch this movie over and over when we break it out of our DVD rack. They sing the cheery Manilow penned songs and they watch the story unfold each time like its the first time. (The being slow part can be bridged with a cookie or two)...

I like the voice of Thumbalina. She did the voice to the Little Mermaid, so you can consider this a sequal..sorta...song to listen for? A cute little balad called "Soon"...one of those 'bring a tear to your eye' songs...

I give this a 7+...instantly forgetable for adults...kids will love it though!!!


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