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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:

Follow your heart and nothing is impossible. 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)

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

The character Jacquimo is named after Giacomo Casanova, who was well-known for his seductive ways, and often called "the world's greatest lover". See more »

Goofs

Mrs Fieldmouse refers to the mole as "the richest rodent for miles around." Moles are not rodents. 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

The end credits are on a book page and there are pictures that change every few minutes starting with the beetle and ending with Hero the dog. See more »

Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

Follow Your Heart
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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User Reviews

 
Thumbelina is Thumbs Up
21 February 2005 | by joeb-13See all my reviews

This is a movie that grows on me. When first getting a copy, made little mark, but after my 3 yr old daughter started requested this repeatedly several times a day, I've found the songs and animation to have grown on me. It has much of the enchantment and dreamy themes that Disney studios seem only to accomplish during those revitalized golden years of early 90's at Disney. But I trust my daughter's taste, and I have a new found love now in this 10 year old hidden treasure myself.

Jodi Benson has a beautiful voice and it may be this is on of the leading attributes that captures attention the same way her Mermaid performance as Ariel has done.

I believe the test of a good film, is one that captures year heart and you can call you're own, and this one has found a way to do that.


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