Mother: Now, here is the story of the noble dog, who saved the king from the wicked wizard. Once upon a time...
Thumbelina: Oh, mother, please. Are there any stories about... about little people?
Mother: Well, as a matter of fact, there are, Thumbelina. Look.
[lifts her on to the book, which is opened to a picture of fairies]
Thumbelina: Why, they are little! Just like me!
[points to wings]
Thumbelina: But... but what are those?
Mother: Those are wings, Thumbelina. These are fairies and fairies have wings so they can fly.
Thumbelina: Mother, have you ever seen a fairy?
Mother: Well, I thought I did once.
Mother: [laughs] Yes.
[puts reading glass on to picture to magnify the image]
Mother: And here, the fairy prince and princess are having a wedding.
Thumbelina: And they live... happily ever after!
Mother: [smiles] Usually, my dear.
Thumbelina: [crawls under glasses so she is by the picture of the prince] I... suppose it works best if two people are about... the same size.
Mother: [unsure] Yes, of course.
Thumbelina: [crawls out from underneath the glasses] Well... well, that's not fair. I... I must be the only little person in the world. I wish I were big.
Mother: Oh, no, Thumbelina. No. Don't ever wish to be anything but what you are.
Thumbelina: [singing] You will be my wings/You will be my only love/You will take me far beyond the stars
Thumbelina: Jacquimo, this is silly! This is a weed patch!
Jacquimo: This is ze Vale of ze Fairies!
Thumbelina: Take me home, please.
Jacquimo: [sings] Let me be your wings
Jacquimo: Like zat. Sing like zat
Thumbelina: You will lift me high above/Everything we're dreaming of will soon be ours/Anything that we desire/Anything at all/Everyday you'll take me higher...
Thumbelina: Let's be practical. This isn't the Vale of the Fairies, and Cornelius is never coming back!
Prince Cornelius: [comes up behind her, singing] And I'll never let you fall!
Thumbelina: You..it's you..Cornelius you're alive!
Jacquimo: Hello. Welcome to Paris, city of love. Who am I? I am Jacquimo, swallow extraordinaire and lover of beautiful things.
[Jacquimo flies through the sky above the pond as he hums]
Jacquimo: [turns around] Whoa! Help? Who is saying "help"?
Thumbelina: Mr. Bird, over here!
Jacquimo: Oh! Oh, little one, are you having a bad day?
Thumbelina: Oh, I was... I was sleeping on the windowsill, waiting for Prince Cornelius to come back, and... he said he would come before morning because he loves me and...
Jacquimo: He loves you?
Jacquimo: [shakes Thumbelina's tiny hands] Congratulations!
Thumbelina: Thanks. But, well... but I was stolen away by Mrs. Toad, who says I have to marry her son, and I just...
Jacquimo: A toad? Ptooey toad! Zat is a very bad day, Mademoiselle... uh, Mademoiselle...?
Jacquimo: Thumbelina, I am Jacquimo. How can I be of service to you?
Thumbelina: Well, I must get off this lily pad, but... that's impossible.
Jacquimo: Ha-ha-ha! Nothing is impossible!
Hero: [growls upon seeing Prince Cornelius]
Thumbelina: Oh! Oh, no, Hero. See? He's nice.
Thumbelina: Hello. My name is Thumbelina.
Thumbelina: How do you do, sir? Thank you... thank you for... coming to visit.
Prince Cornelius: Oh, no trouble at all.
Prince Cornelius: The pleasure is mine.
Hero: [stops growling and falls asleep]
Thumbelina: Ooh. Sorry about that.
Prince Cornelius: Thumbelina... it's a lovely name.
Thumbelina: Thank you.
Prince Cornelius: I'm Cornelius.
Thumbelina: C... Cornelius.
Thumbelina: Well, that's a funny name! Oh! I mean, I mean it's perfect.
Thumbelina: [not knowing that Cornelius is the prince] Tell me about the fairy court. Is there a prince?
Prince Cornelius: Yes.
Thumbelina: He must be terribly handsome.
Prince Cornelius: Oh, he is.
Thumbelina: Strong and brave.
Prince Cornelius: None like him.
Thumbelina: I'd love to meet the prince.
Prince Cornelius: Oh, I'll tell him.
Queen Tabitha: Don't look now, dear husband, but our son is missing *again*.
King Colbert: [looks] So he is. I think he feels a bit silly riding that white butterfly we gave him.
Queen Tabitha: Weel, why should he feel silly?
King Colbert: It dosn't make the right impression on the young ladies.
Queen Tabitha: Well, what of the impression on the *court*! Colbert, my love, it is the Autumn *today*. And we have begun the golding of the leaves. He *should* be here!
King Colbert: Tabitha...
Queen Tabitha: He'll hurt himself. I just hope he's not buzzing through the vales on that wretched bumblebee. He is the crown prince, for Heaven's sake!
King Colbert: [laughing] Tabitha dear, have you forgotten what it's like to be 16?
Queen Tabitha: [just as they pass over, Cornelius speeds out from under the undergrowth]
Prince Cornelius: [riding on Buzz Bee] WHOA!
[catches sight of Thumbelina]
Prince Cornelius: Oh! Hello. What a beautiful voice!
[to Buzz Bee]
Prince Cornelius: Stay here, boy. I'll check this out.
Thumbelina: [miserably] I want to go home.
Ms. Fieldmouse: Well, I'm afraid you'll just have to wait here 'till spring, Thumbelina.
Thumbelina: [jumps to her feet] You know my name!
Ms. Fieldmouse: Oh, that was easy! I know much more, like you *were* engaged to the fairy prince, erm... Cornelius, I believe...
Thumbelina: W-well, almost...?
Ms. Fieldmouse: Oh, that is *so* sad!
Ms. Fieldmouse: That he was found, stone-cold-frozen *DEAD*, in the snow.
Thumbelina: [gasps and breathes] No!
Ms. Fieldmouse: [flippantly] But of course, you knew that!
[after performing with Mrs. Toad and her sons and receiving a standing ovation]
Thumbelina: Oh thank you, Mrs. Toad, thank you! They really like me! Am I a star?
Mrs. Toad: Yes. And you can call me Mama.
Mrs. Toad: You are going to marry my son Grundel.
Thumbelina: I what?
Mozo: [Grundel sulks, dipping his fingers in the water. Mozo appears and speaks in a teasing tone] Hey bro...
Grundel: Go away!
Mozo: Pond Doc has said Thumbelina give you the slip, and is going to marry a fairy prince.
Grundel: [Stands up] What fairy prince?
Mozo: Ho ho ho! You'll not be able to show your ugly face on the stage no more.
Gringo: Everybody laugh at you!
Grundel: Nobody laugh!
[Mozo and Gringo laugh]
Grundel: I said nobody laughs!
[They laugh even harder]
Grundel: I go get Thumbelina and bring her back!
[They laugh uncontrollably, and an enraged Grundel throws them up in the air]
Grundel: I marry her!
[He storms off, leaving Mozo and Gringo laughing their heads off]