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Thumbelina (1994)

This retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale has the digit-sized heroine evading the clutches of various toads, moles, and beetles before she can proceed with her courtship with her dream lover, Prince Cornelius.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

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

Follow your heart and nothing is impossible. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Gary Imhoff was in his late thirties when he recorded the voice of the sixteen-year-old Prince Cornelius. See more »

Goofs

When Thumbelina finds the wounded Jacquimo, the thorn piercing his wing clearly entered from behind, yet when she pulls it out later, it has gone through from the front. 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 latest DVD version omits the Warner Bros. logos, as it was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which its logo appears instead. See more »


Soundtracks

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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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Don't believe the other "commentators"...
25 October 2004 | by Busytown65See all my reviews

I've been taught that in all DECENT opinion writings, one must cite credibility, so here it goes: I am a 20 year old college student and I am doing things worthwhile with my life. I have an extensive background in watching movies like Thumbelina, and I must say that the movie is excellent! Younger viewers need entertainment like this movie to boost self-esteem and give viewers the idea that "nothing is impossible." Had I not watched movies like Thumbelina while growing up, I would be some washed-up zombie with no sense of direction or goals in life. (I suspect that most of these critics with negative views of Thumbelina are washed-up zombies, seeing as how they have nothing better to do than to mock a child's movie and a classic storyline.) When watching movies like this one at the age of 8, I was encouraged to reach for the stars, and other nonsensical clichés. I still despise clichés, but I am happy with where I am going in life. I will admit that there are moments of cheesy dance numbers and slight inaccuracies in the animation of Thumbelina, but, overall, the movie was great. Buy it for your kids, watch it with them and help them grow up to be the humanitarians that you've always dreamed of.


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Official Sites:

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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