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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.




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


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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Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)


£832,233 (UK) (5 August 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


King Colbert (Kenneth Mars) comes to the defense of his son by asking Queen Tabitha (June Foray) if she remembers being sixteen. This was precisely the problem that Mars' character (King Triton) had in The Little Mermaid (1989) which also starred Jodi Benson and was similarly based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. See more »


During the "Marry the Mole" sequence, the makeshift dress Mrs. Fieldmouse is wearing loses it's tail end for a few moments. See more »


[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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Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow
Arranged and Produced by Barry Manilow
Performed by Barbara Cook
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This is adorable! Very underrated!
13 April 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a triumph for Don Bluth! I really enjoyed it. The songs are sweet, & memorable. Jodie Benson (Ariel, The Little Mermaid) plays the title role, & she has such a great voice. I would recommend this movie to any family who is stuck in the Disney collection only rut. Give Thumbelina a chance!

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