1994 G 1h 26m DVD


1994 G 1h 26m DVD
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In this musical take on the classic tale, tiny Thumbelina pines for someone her own size with whom to fall in love, and soon she meets a dreamy prince. But before they can get together, she's kidnapped by a toad who imposes her own plan.
Jodi Benson, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, Will Ryan, June Foray, Kenneth Mars, Gary Imhoff, Joe Lynch, Charo, Danny Mann, Loren Lester, Kendall Cunningham, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing, John Hurt
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Thumbelina, a adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story, will delight fans of fairies and princesses, but also includes some tension and mild peril. There are themes of kidnapping and marriage to the wrong fellow for the wrong reasons, but the happily-ever-after is solidly in place.

Sexual Content

The Beetle keeps calling Thumbelina "Toots," and she constantly responds, "I am NOT your toots!" Lots of song and discussion about "true love."


The toad brothers bonk people on the head, and there is a sword fight between Cornelius and the toad. The story hinges on arranged marriage and bride kidnapping, which provides some tense moments throughout.


One of the characters calls Thumbelina "ugly" and hurts her feelings.

Social Behavior

Strong messages about believing in yourself and being happy with who you are. Don't compromise to please others when you'd hurt yourself. The idea of arranged marriage and bride kidnapping might make parents a bit uncomfortable and bring up some iffy gender messages.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Members of the audience at the Beetle Ball drink cocktails.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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