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.
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- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; featurette.
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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it