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The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina -- For the first time ever, two tiny fairy tale legends meet in one fun-filled, action-packed musical adventure. Trying to find their way in a great big world, Tom Thumb and Thumbelina join forces and face towering odds in a remarkable journey to find their true home.
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6 August 2002 (USA) See more »
When two tiny people reunite fifteen years after their village was ransacked by a giant, they learn that they were very special people in the village. | Add synopsis »
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Compared to the likes of "Rings", "Chihiro" and "Belleville", this is completely downright FORGETTABLE. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Thumbelina (voice)

Elijah Wood ... Tom Thumb (voice)

Peter Gallagher ... The Mole King (voice)

Alexandra Boyd ... Bertha Beetle (voice)

Michael Chiklis ... Roman / King Webster (voice)

Yvette Freeman ... Leola (voice)

Robert Guillaume ... Ben (voice)

Rachel Griffiths ... Albertine (voice)

Jack Johnson ... The Bug Collector (voice)

Jane Leeves ... Margaret Beetle (voice)

Esai Morales ... Vargas Mouse (voice)

Bebe Neuwirth ... Thumbelina's mother (voice)

Emma Samms ... Shelley Beetle (voice)

Jon Stewart ... Godfrey (voice)

Yul Vazquez ... Gibson Mouse (voice)
John Patrick White ... Daniel (voice)
Marc Allen Lewis ... (voice)

Lesli Margherita ... (voice)
Christian Mills ... (voice)

Adam Paul ... (voice)

Elizabeth Payne ... (voice) (as Elizabeth Penn Payne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Joles ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Brad Kane ... Tom Thumb (singing voice) (uncredited)
Joyce Kurtz ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Glenn Chaika 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Willard Carroll 

Produced by
Kurt Albrecht .... executive producer
Jason Blum .... executive producer
Elizabeth Dreyer .... associate producer
Andrew Herwitz .... associate producer
John Lanza .... producer (as John W. Lanza Jr.)
Mercedes J. Sichon .... associate producer
Thomas L. Wilhite .... producer (as Tom Wilhite)
Original Music by
Randall Crissman (original score music)
William Finn 
Casting by
Meg Liberman 
Kim Orchen 
Art Department
Shawn Palmer .... character designer
Laurie Siqueido .... prop designer
David S. Smith .... storyboard artist
Rich Wilkie .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising sound editor (as Timothy Borquez)
Jason Freedman .... sound effects editor
Eric Freeman .... sound effects editor
Timothy J. Garrity .... re-recording mixer
Daisuke Sawa .... sound editor
Thomas Syslo .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Ariel Contreras .... special effects
Animation Department
Maryanna Aramian .... animation checker
Ariel Contreras .... animator
Music Department
Brad Kane .... singing voice: Elijah Wood
Robert Poynton .... singing voice: Elijah Wood
Steve Salani .... orchestra coordinator
Other crew
Patricia L. Adams .... production intern
Mari Devon .... additional voice
Richard Steven Horvitz .... additional voice (as Richard Horvitz)
Daran Norris .... additional voice
David Orr .... coordinator: Miramax
Tina Panella-Hart .... additional voice
Gary J. Sims .... payroll services

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75 min
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The film was distributed internationally to Italy, where it debuted on 75 screens in 2004, earning EUR23,531 in its initial week of release.See more »
Daniel:What do ya see, Godfrey? What do ya see?
Godfrey:The usual, Daniel, the usual. The usual insects, amphibians, indigenous plant life, raccoon guano, tiny girl floating in a sardine can.
[both nod, satisfied, and retreat into the hole. after a few seconds, both return]
Godfrey, Daniel:Tiny girl floating in a sardine can?
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Movie Connections:
Version of Thumbelina (1978)See more »
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Compared to the likes of "Rings", "Chihiro" and "Belleville", this is completely downright FORGETTABLE., 23 February 2005
Author: Dylan Cuffy (dcjc) from Waterbury, CT

It was but two and a half years ago that I saw an ad for this Miramax/Hyperion straight-to-DVD release on TV. From what I saw in it, I hoped it was nice and looked forward to it.

Then, on the morning of Sunday, February 20th, at noon, it premiered on the Disney Channel. Still expecting something nice, I gave it my best shot...

And what can I say? From the looks of things, DTV cartoons don't get any much worse than this...

It's such a living shame that the studio who brought a talking toaster and his friends to the world in the 80's--by that I mean Hyperion--is setting its standards down in this horrible marriage of two famous fairy tales. The animation is the most cheaply-made I have ever encountered, some of the lines are among the industry's bluest, and the musical rampage--well, what can I ever think about that?--is just forgettable.

The film suffers mainly in its two biggest problems:

1) Elijah Wood--aka Frodo the Hobbit--starring as Tom, among all people?! As miscast as "The Wiz's" Diana Ross playing a grown-up Dorothy, and "Hook's" Robin Williams in the role of (ironically) the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan. Why couldn't they get anyone younger than that?

2) Just how on earth can two people, who have never met each other, reunite?!! One of the biggest plot holes ever discovered in a cartoon. ( have been WARNED!!!)

Even puzzling is the participation of Bebe Neuwirth from "All Dogs 2", as Thumbelina's mom, and..."America" author Jon Stewart?

So, for those before me who have watched it, I urge you to steer clear of this mess, and stick with either the 1994 Don Bluth version of "Thumbelina", or MGM's 1959 adaptation of "tom thumb"!

ALSO RECOMMENDED: Pirates of the Caribbean 1, the LOTR trilogy, The Triplets of Belleville, Sen to Chihiro... (Spirited Away), Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias, The Brave Little Toaster, and the Shrek films.

6\10 -- A good watch for all its detestable worth, but (unless you're under age 5 and don't have any good sense of Hollywood) not worth watching again in your lifetime.

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