The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Review


I have no idea if there are prior Tom Thumb or Thumbelina movies before this one (actually, I'm sure there are -- I just don't know if they're actually related to it), but this new Adventure certainly features an all-new, all-star cast.

Jennifer Love Hewitt (who's making a cottage industry out of voicing animated heroines) and Elijah Wood (who's making a cottage industry out of playing smaller-than-normal characters) take center stage as the titular leads, ultra-short teens in search of destiny (and quite naturally, one another, though they don't know it yet).

Disney-style antics ensue, as Thumbelina escapes a circus freakshow (she's really small, you know) and then faces forced marriage by the conniving Mole King (Peter Gallagher). Who will rescue her... hmmmmm.

Fortunately, Hewitt can sing -- which helps, because they pack six new songs into 75 minutes of movie. And kids will have fun ogling the moles while adults take interest in the celebrity voices (Jon Stewart, Bebe Neuwirth, etc.) who take supporting roles. It's harmless fun and carries a reasonably competent "message" about finding yourself, being different is okay, and all that Disney crap.

Oddly enough, this isn't completely a Disney film -- rather, it's being put out by Miramax Home Video. What's that got to do with anything? No idea, but I thought that since I noticed, I ought to make everyone on earth read that I did.



The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

Facts and Figures

Run time: 75 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 6th August 2002

Box Office Worldwide: 3

Budget: 909

Distributed by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Hyperion Pictures, Miramax Films, Philippine Animation Studio Inc.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 5.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Glenn Chaika

Producer: John W. Lanza Jr., , Thomas L. Wilhite

Starring: as Thumbelina, as Tom Thumb, as The Mole King, as Bertha Beetle, as Roman / King Webster, Yvette Freeman as Leola, as Ben, as Albertine, as The Bug Collector, as Margaret Beetle, as Vargas Mouse, as Thumbelina's mother, as Shelley Beetle, as Godfrey, as Gibson Mouse

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