March 30th, 1994



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

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.9/10 (3,951 voted)

Director: Don Bluth

Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti

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 faerys arrives at her window sill. However, the niave 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.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Don Bluth

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

Taglines: The director of "An American Tail" brings you the musical, magical, adventure of...

Release Date: 30 March 1994

Filming Locations: Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $11,373,501 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Spain:  | UK:  | USA:

Did You Know?

Angeline Ball was the live-action reference model for Thumbelina as well as for Goldie in Rock-A-Doodle which is another Don Bluth film.

Crew or equipment visible: When Thumbelina is climbing to reach the sun her dress goes from intact to tattered once she reaches the surface.

Queen Tabitha: Don't look now, dear husband, but our son is missing *again*.
King Colbert: [looks] So he is. I think he feels a bit silly riding that white butterfly we gave him.
Queen Tabitha: Weel, why should he feel silly?
King Colbert: It dosn't make the right impression on the young ladies.
Queen Tabitha: Well, what of the impression on the *court*! Colbert, my love, it is the Autumn *today*. And we have begun the golding of the leaves. He *should* be here!
King Colbert: Tabitha...
Queen Tabitha: He'll hurt himself. I just hope he's not buzzing through the vales on that wretched bumblebee. He is the crown prince, for Heaven's sake!

User Review

This is adorable! Very underrated!

Rating: 10/10

This is a triumph for Don Bluth! I really enjoyed it. The songs are sweet, & memorable. Jodie Benson (Ariel, The Little Mermaid) plays the title role, & she has such a great voice. I would recommend this movie to any family who is stuck in the Disney collection only rut. Give Thumbelina a chance!


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