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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Originally intended for a Thanksgiving 1993 release. See more »


Mrs Fieldmouse refers to the mole as "the richest rodent for miles around." Moles are not rodents. 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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Follow Your Heart (Intro)
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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Two THUMBs down for THUMBelina
30 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good Grief- where to begin. Many of the critical reviews here have touched on most of what I disliked so immensely about the movie. Stupid dialogue, annoying characters (even Thumbelina herself), very odd pacing to the movie (holes), and Thumbelina couldn't keep her dress down. Weird scenes- she just meets the Prince Fairy and starts singing and they put their hands all over each other. She later is kidnapped but instead of being upset that she can't marry her prince she starts dancing and singing and thanking the mother toad- what??!!! Now, I love most of the princess movies and cartoons out there- but this one is very, very poorly made. It was torture to sit through it with my 6 year old daughter- it will be "disappearing" from our shelf this week.

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