History Fridge / Thumbelina

15th Nov '15 3:41:14 AM PurrElise
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*** It wasn't a Fairy the old woman went to, it was a good witch. She just looked like a fairy, but it was probably a glamour spell, as witches are known to do.

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*** It wasn't a Fairy fairy the old woman went to, it was a good witch. She just looked like a fairy, but it was probably a glamour spell, as witches are known to do.
24th Jun '15 5:53:25 PM PinkTwinkle
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24th Jun '15 4:13:20 PM PinkTwinkle
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* It was a good idea for the magical woman to give Mother a fairy daughter, rather than a human one. With fairy's growing up so fast, Mother was able to raise Thumbelina, watch her get married, and presumably give her tiny grandchildren. Had Thumbelina been a human living a normal life span, Mother would probably have died of old age before her child was fully grown.

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* It was a good idea for the magical woman to give Mother a fairy daughter, rather than a human one. With the fairy's growing up so fast, Mother was able to raise Thumbelina, watch her get married, and presumably give her tiny grandchildren. Had Thumbelina been a human living a normal life span, Mother would probably have died of old age before her child was fully grown.
24th Jan '13 7:05:12 PM AlyssaMacki
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*** It wasn't a Fairy the old woman went to, it was a good witch. She just looked like a fairy, but it was probably a glamour spell, as witches are known to do.
6th Dec '12 4:44:03 PM 2wingo
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* The reason Thumbelina holds the IdiotBall so tightly throughout the movie? She was LITERALLY [[IncrediblyLamePun born]] [[StealthPun yesterday]].
7th Nov '12 1:30:34 PM reillymouse
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* It was a good idea for the magical woman to give Mother a fairy daughter, rather than a human one. With fairy's growing up so fast, Mother was able to raise Thumbelina, watch her get married, and presumably give her tiny grandchildren. Had Thumbelina been a human living a normal life span, Mother would probably have died of old age before her child was fully grown.

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* It was a good idea for the magical woman to give Mother a fairy daughter, rather than a human one. With fairy's growing up so fast, Mother was able to raise Thumbelina, watch her get married, and presumably give her tiny grandchildren. Had Thumbelina been a human living a normal life span, Mother would probably have died of old age before her child was fully grown.
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** That might have less to do with her being a fairy and more to do with her being born from a flower...
** Continuing that idea; tiny semi-adult? Inconvient, but still easy to take care of. Tiny baby? Accident waiting to happen.



* Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''. The fairy brings the old woman a flower bulb that contains Thumbelina. The sprites that Cornelius comes from apparently come from flowers as well. Thumbelina gains wings at the end of the story just like the other sprites. That means that Thumbelina could've been a sprite all along, and the fairy knowingly kidnapped her from her people.

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* Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''. The fairy brings the old woman a flower bulb that contains Thumbelina. The sprites that Cornelius comes from fairies apparently come from flowers as well. Thumbelina gains wings at the end of the story just like the other sprites. faries. That means that Thumbelina could've been a sprite fairy all along, and the fairy woman knowingly kidnapped her from her people.
4th Jul '12 11:43:17 AM LordGro
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* DonBluth's ''{{Thumbelina}}''. The fairy brings the old woman a flower bulb that contains Thumbelina. The sprites that Cornelius comes from apparently come from flowers as well. Thumbelina gains wings at the end of the story just like the other sprites. That means that Thumbelina could've been a sprite all along, and the fairy knowingly kidnapped her from her people.

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* DonBluth's ''{{Thumbelina}}''.Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''. The fairy brings the old woman a flower bulb that contains Thumbelina. The sprites that Cornelius comes from apparently come from flowers as well. Thumbelina gains wings at the end of the story just like the other sprites. That means that Thumbelina could've been a sprite all along, and the fairy knowingly kidnapped her from her people.



** The plot in general is a lot more disturbing when you consider that it consists almost entirely of a naive girl being kidnapped from her home and being used and tricked by nearly everyone she meets (even the bird is too obsessed with being a ShipperOnDeck to get her safely home). And a lot of those people want to ''marry'' her, even though they're ''different species''.

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** The plot in general is a lot more disturbing when you consider that it consists almost entirely of a naive girl being kidnapped from her home and being used and tricked by nearly everyone she meets (even the bird is too obsessed with being a ShipperOnDeck to get her safely home). And a lot of those people want to ''marry'' her, even though they're ''different species''.
25th Feb '12 8:43:30 PM DesignatedNPC
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** [[ChangelingFantasy Kidnapped]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or given an orphan to a woman who wanted a child?]]
** Mrs. Toad's actions become a good bit more disturbing when you know more about the [[SarcasmMode fine tradition]] of bridal kidnapping.
*** The plot in general is a lot more disturbing when you consider that it consists almost entirely of a naive girl being kidnapped from her home and being used and tricked by nearly everyone she meets (even the bird is too obsessed with being a ShipperOnDeck to get her safely home). And a lot of those people want to ''marry'' her, even though they're ''different species''.

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** [[ChangelingFantasy Kidnapped]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or given as an orphan to a woman who wanted a child?]]
** * Mrs. Toad's actions become a good bit more disturbing when you know more about the [[SarcasmMode fine tradition]] of bridal kidnapping.
*** ** The plot in general is a lot more disturbing when you consider that it consists almost entirely of a naive girl being kidnapped from her home and being used and tricked by nearly everyone she meets (even the bird is too obsessed with being a ShipperOnDeck to get her safely home). And a lot of those people want to ''marry'' her, even though they're ''different species''.
8th Feb '12 12:09:59 AM Sikon
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!! FridgeLogic:
* Why doesn't Thumbelina just use the bird to get home? How come Mrs. Toad sings about why marriage sucks to get Thumbelina to marry her son? Why did Mrs. Toad leave her behind on the lilypad?
** Jacquimo was too concerned with reuniting Thumbelina and Cornelius (via locating the Vale of the Fairies) to actually just take her home. She does ask him to do so several times, but he ignores her.
*** But then why doesn't he reunite them by flying Thumbelina to Cornelius, or flying her home and then flying him there? True, he wasn't sure where Cornelius was, but he could have let her ride while searching or dropped her off at home, then searched for him, then brought him to her home upon finding him.
*** Sadly, the writers were kind of locked-in to the original story and never fully explained why didn't she get off the lilypad by herself.
* Mrs. Toad seemed to be trying to convince Thumbelina that marrying for love would suck, but that the marriage she had planned out (which seemed more like a convenient way to please her son and get a good singer into their family performing group) was awesome. One can only hope that Mrs. Toad was figuring that Thumbelina would forgo child with her toad son in favor of focusing on their career.
23rd Dec '11 6:31:53 AM rachel5
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