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.
  • Follow the Leader: Don Bluth's first and least sucessful 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 as 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: Holds the distinction of being the first animated film to be nominated and the only one to "win" until 2015, when Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return won an award. Specifically, it won "Worst Original Song" for "Marry The Mole."
  • 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.

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