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!
Thumbelina (1994) 1080p YIFY Movie
Thumbelina (1994) 1080p
The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.
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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 fairy's 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.
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This is adorable! Very underrated!Reviewed byBROOKEVote: 10/10
Try the following experiment. Search for the words "Ariel" and "Disney" into AltaVista, and see how many hits you get; in particular, see how many hundred pages you can find created by men, and even by women, who are hopelessly in love with the fictional mermaid. -Sure, there are one or two other pages devoted to this or that other animated heroine, but that's just a dutiful follow-on effect. The only animated woman (well, sort of woman) who has this strange Helen-of-Troy effect, is Ariel.
There are several reasons: an important one is the voice artist, Jodi Benson. She delivers a truly great performance, unmatched by anyone in a similar role, which would have made people fall in love with even a shabbily animated stick figure, which Disney's mermaid, of course, was not. But the very perfection of her performance prevents its being repeated. Even Don Bluth ought to have known this. Jodi Benson may never again play the young female lead in an animated movie.
That's why it's so heartbreaking to watch "Thumbelina". (It's not why it's so painful - there are other reasons for THAT.) We reach the low point when Thumbelina's age drops from at least sixteen to at most ten, after she has been humiliated by a Broadway chorus of insects and plays the children's morality play role of a child who needs to be comforted after being teased at school. Since it's probably illegal to send very young children to cinemas unsupervised, why was this scene included? Worse still, I can't positively swear that this is the low point. I simply walked out.
My patience had been sorely tried beforehand. The story (or at least, the first fifty minutes of the story) is flabby and unmotivated. The animation is truly appalling. Some of the insects are drawn in that ugly rubberhose style that Disney had, for the most part, done away with by 1936. The best animation is mildly awkward. The dialogue sounds as if they made it up as they went along. Computer effects are both garish and ghastly. We get all of these terrible features in one hit in the first ten minutes: a weakly drawn swallow flies through a lurid purple computer-generated city to land on a book and begin narrating the story of Thumbelina with words no more imaginative than these: "Theece eez ze story of an eempossible lerv." (Sorry, I can't sustain the cheesy accent.) "Romeo and Juliet! Ah, an impossible love! Cinderella and the prince! Ah, that was an impossible love! But the most impossible love of all ..." Oh, please.