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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 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 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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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:

Ireland

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

Gary Imhoff was in his early forties when he voiced the sixteen-year-old Prince Cornelius. See more »

Goofs

After Thumbelina agrees to Prince Cornelius' proposal she magically receives wings. During this part she is speaking about her wings but her mouth does not match the words. 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 »


Soundtracks

Soon
(Reprise)
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Music by Barry Manilow
Arranged and Produced by Barry Manilow
Performed by Barbara Cook
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Ooooooooh, my head :(
27 April 2009 | by KristineSee all my reviews

I went to the store the other day and was looking through the five dollar bin and found Thumbelina, it's Disney, so I figured I would give it a look. Admitingly, I am under that Disney truck, about 98% of Disney movies I absolutely adore and have quite a few in my favorite movie category, so why not just take the risk on Thumbelina? I had absolutely no clue that this was possibly the most insulting movie of all time. This is the movie that Enchanted also had a good time making fun of, see at a time when Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast were very popular with the songs, characters, story lines, and princesses, Thumbelina is a very blatant rip off of every Disney classic that was popular at the time.

A lonely woman who's biological clock is ticking so she cheats by getting a magic flower. One day, a good witch gives her a barley corn to plant, and the next day the flower blooms, revealing a little girl "no bigger than her thumb". The woman names the girl Thumbelina. Thumbelina spends time with her mother's farm animals, but is worried that there is no one around of her own size. One night her mother tells her a story about fairies. After being put to bed, Thumbelina imagines that someday she'll be able to find someone to love. Oh, hum, will someone ever love this thimble size girl? Yes! Prince Cornelius of the Fairies flies by her windowsill and is enchanted by her, a la Sleeping Beauty. Just by the sound of her voice he knows she's the one, a la Little Mermaid. The two take a ride on Cornelius' Bumble Bee, during which they fall in love, a la Aladdin. During this ride, a toad named Grundel sees Thumbelina and declares to his mother Mrs. Toad that he loves her. Pretty much everyone wants Thumbelina. Thumbelina goes to sleep in her walnut bed, and is kidnapped by Mrs. Toad. Mrs. Toad declares that Thumbelina will join their family singing group. Thumbelina's cries for help are heard by Jacquimo, who helps her free of the lily-pad and encourages her to follow her heart and find her way home to her mother. Despite the fact he's a bird, he doesn't offer to fly her home, so she's going to have to figure her own way home I guess. But as Thumbelina would say "It's impossible".

Believe me there are more just point blatant rip off's of good Disney movies, but I can't go into all details. But seriously this movie is just pathetic, none of the characters are lovable, I can't tell you how much I just wanted to step on Thumbelina. This is the movie that I'd refuse to show a girl because to be honest, it's kind of sexist. Thumbelina lets there be rain on her happy parade because ONE bug calls her ugly, she basically says she'll die without her boyfriend, she pretty much has nothing to offer but her looks and gets slapped on the butt and just accepts it. This is just a really bad movie, I have such a headache from banging my head against the wall five million times, but at least I have a new DVD case to help balance my couch.

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