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Thumbelina (1994)

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 fairy's arrives at her window sill. However, the naive 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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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,373,501 (USA)
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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

Mrs Fieldmouse refers to the mole as "the richest rodent for miles around." Moles are not rodents. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Let Me Be Your Wings (Reprise)
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow
Arranged and Produced by Barry Manilow
Performed by Jodi Benson
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Brilliant!!!!!
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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