Trivia / Thumbelina

  • Box Office Bomb: $28 million went into making the film. Final box office tally? Just over $11 million.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Mrs. Field Mouse is voiced by a man in the Japanese dub.
  • Fake Nationality: American Gino Conforti plays the French swallow Jacquimo.
  • Follow the Leader: Don Bluth's first and least successful attempt at copying the Disney formula, mainly The Little Mermaid. Notable examples: using a Hans Christian Anderson story as a basis, casting the voice of Ariel in the lead role, who also happens to be admired for her beautiful singing voice, and including a love duet sung while flying. Apparently, Executive Meddling also played a part in this.
  • Golden Raspberry Award: "Marry the Mole" took home the award for Worst Original Song, making this the first animated film to earn a Razzie.
  • Throw It In: Apparently some of the beetle's dialogue was ad-libbed, MarzGurl states.
  • Troubled Production: The script was rewritten over and over for nearly a year until, out of sheer desperation to get physical production started, the original screenwriter was fired and Bluth was forced to write it himself. This is his only solo screenwriting credit.