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Thumbelina (1994)

The tiny girl meets a fairy Prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (original classic fairytale), Don Bluth (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Conforti ... Jacquimo (voice)
Barbara Cook ... Mother (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Thumbelina (voice)
Will Ryan ... Hero / Reverend Rat (voice)
June Foray ... Queen Tabitha (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... King Colbert (voice)
Gary Imhoff ... Prince Cornelius (voice)
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Grundel (voice)
Charo ... Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)
Danny Mann ... Mozo (voice)
Loren Lester ... Gringo (voice)
Kendall Cunningham Kendall Cunningham ... Baby Bug (voice)
Tawny Sunshine Glover Tawny Sunshine Glover ... Gnatty (voice)
Michael Nunes Michael Nunes ... Li'l Bee (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried ... 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 fairies 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The director of "An American Tail" brings you the musical, magical adventure of... See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | USA | Canada | UK | Denmark | Spain | Poland | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,318,822, 3 April 1994

Gross USA:

$11,373,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,373,501
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Don Bluth See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Barley and poppies are a sign of fertility and birth in some beliefs. See more »

Goofs

Thumbelina and others throughout the film refer to the singing family as toads. However, toads do not swim and the basic character design of the family is definitely that of frogs, not toads. 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

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 2012 Blu-ray adds the 1994 20th Century Fox logo right before the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Thumbelina: A Magical Story (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Not bad...
30 May 2003 | by scorpianramSee all my reviews

You know what? I liked this movie. Its kinda of slow in parts, and the animation is dated too, but the songs really stick. You know how I know? My kids, 7 and 12 years old, will watch this movie over and over when we break it out of our DVD rack. They sing the cheery Manilow penned songs and they watch the story unfold each time like its the first time. (The being slow part can be bridged with a cookie or two)...

I like the voice of Thumbalina. She did the voice to the Little Mermaid, so you can consider this a sequal..sorta...song to listen for? A cute little balad called "Soon"...one of those 'bring a tear to your eye' songs...

I give this a 7+...instantly forgetable for adults...kids will love it though!!!


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