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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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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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$28,000,000 (estimated)


£832,233 (UK) (5 August 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is one of two films based on Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales to feature Jodi Benson as the titular character. The first was, more famously, The Little Mermaid (1989). See more »


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 »


[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

After all of the credits Thumbelina runs across the screen and "a DON BLUTH presentation" follows her. A few seconds later Prince Cornelius on his bumblebee fly across the words and they vanish. See more »


Version of Thumbelina (1978) See more »


Follow Your Heart
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow
Arranged and Produced by Barry Manilow
Performed by Gino Conforti
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5 June 2005 | by (Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I totally disagree which Pynchov. How dare he say the film was terrible. The way he describes it makes it sound like a horror movie. This film was absolutely brilliant. It was fun, enjoyable, enchanting and had some memorable characters. I have had the video for years and I would still watch it. The songs in the movie were inspiring and the scenes were picture-perfect. It was nothing like that totally rubbish 2003 Thumbelina and Tom Thumb film. People must see the 1994 version!!!!! I think the frog characters were excellent and some of the songs they came out with were really funny. The beetle ball was a great scene and looked really unusual. The scenes were beautiful. Full of luscious green fields and beautiful flowers, it was so inspiring! One of the best characters was Jacquimo! I loved his accent!! Thumbelina and Cornelius were the perfect fairy tale couple in a perfect fairy-tale film.

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