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Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)

TV-Y | | Animation, Family | Video 17 March 2009
Barbie tells on a new story, Thumbelina. A story about a fairy who befriend a human girl, and both cooperate their strength in an attempt to save the fairies trees.

Director:

Conrad Helten

Writers:

Elise Allen (screenwriter), Ruth Handler (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie (voice)
Anna Cummer ... Thumbelina (voice)
Kelly Metzger ... Makena (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Chrysella (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Janessa (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Vanessa (voice)
Peter New ... Evan (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Poofles (voice)
Louis Chirillo ... Myron (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Louie (voice) (as Gary Chalk)
Mackenzie Gray ... Rick (voice) (as Mackenzie Grey)
France Perras ... Carla (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Violet (voice)
Natasha Calis ... Emma (voice)
Sean Thomson Sean Thomson ... Lucas (voice)
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Storyline

In a modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, Thumbelina (1994), Barbie recounts the exciting story of the tiny forest-sprite and her new best friend: the Twillerbee, Thumbelina. Living in total harmony with nature, the minuscule race of charismatic creatures has the extraordinary power to make plants and flowers grow; however, Thumbelina will see her world turn upside down when the spoiled girl, Makena, uproots her favourite spot of wild-flowers, on a whim. Now, a big construction company threatens to destroy the enchanted land of the harmless Twillerbees. Can the teeny-tiny Thumbelina save her beloved home? Written by Nick Riganas

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Barbie Presents Thumbelina - A new tale with the classic character. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

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A little preachy in the message but colourful and has its charms
30 May 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Despite me not being part of the main target audience, I do enjoy the Barbie movies. They're not among my favourite movies but they all have their certain charms. Barbie Presents Thumbelina is not a movie I deem perfect, as much as I did admire the environmental message it did at times come across as too preachy, the dialogue is stilted and while I wouldn't call the characters annoying as such there have been more likable and less standard(in the types of characters that is) ones in the Barbie movies. However, despite some moments of blocky character designs(more in the human designs) the animation is bright and colourful, the music is catchy, the story, while baring little resemblance to Andersen's story, is sweet and charming with plenty of scenes to warm anybody's heart, the Twillerbabies are adorable and the voice work especially from the ever dependable Kelly Sheridan is solid. Overall, imperfect but perfectly charming. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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