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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: The butterfly that carries Thumbelina away from the toads becomes a butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming.

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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: The butterfly that carries Thumbelina away from the toads becomes a butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom home before sunflowers cease blossoming.


* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: The butterfly that carries Thumbelina away from the toads becomes a butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming.



** The butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom, whom Thumbelina meets in summer after leaving the toads. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Gekoo’s parents genuinely seem to believe that stealing Thumbelina from her mother and bringing her, asleep, to Gekoo (who speaks only PokemonSpeak and thus has difficulties even ''explaining'' what’s going on) won’t prevent her from liking the latter immediately.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Gekoo’s parents genuinely seem to believe that stealing Thumbelina from her mother and bringing her, asleep, to Gekoo (who speaks only PokemonSpeak and thus has difficulties even ''explaining'' what’s going on) won’t prevent her from liking agreeing to marry the latter immediately.

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* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: A RareMaleExample in Gekoo. He is absolutely adorable, has a tender heart, falls head over heels for Thumbelina, and never has the slightest chance because she already loves the prince. She realizes it all and rejects him very gently.

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* RunningAwayToCry: The mole lady when she realizes the Mole has fallen for another.


** The friendly bumblebee.



* SheIsAManInJapan: Or in the swallow’s case, he is a woman.

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* SheIsAManInJapan: ShesAManInJapan: Or in the swallow’s case, he is a woman.


* AbledInTheAdaptation: The Mole is shortsighted instead of blind.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The toads are not nearly as ugly as they are constantly described in the book.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Gekoo the toad and his parents, the Field Mouse and the Mole are all much nicer than in the source material.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Gekoo the toad and his parents, mother, the Field Mouse and the Mole are all much nicer than in the source material.


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** Gekoo’s father.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The mole lady is very sweet and gentle, and capable to fight off a huge snake if her beloved’s life is in danger.


** The butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom, whom Thumbelina meets in summer after leaving the toads. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming

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** The butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom, whom Thumbelina meets in summer after leaving the toads. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming blossoming.

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* SheIsAManInJapan: Or in the swallow’s case, he is a woman.


* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance:
** The prince appears in the very first scenes. He meets Thumbelina among the tulips of her mother’s garden.
** Thumbelina meets the swallow briefly during summer.



* AnachronismStew: The Mole owns a TV set.



* CanonForeigner:
** The butterfly-winged elf girl from the Sunflower Kingdom, whom Thumbelina meets in summer after leaving the toads. Thumbelina helps her get back to the Sunflower Kingdom before sunflowers cease blossoming
** The Mole’s HumanoidFemaleAnimal girlfriend. He eventually rediscovers his feelings for her.
** The Mole’s ButtMonkey servant.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Thumbelina has a mass of golden blond hair.
* HenpeckedHusband: The toad father.

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* EasilyForgiven: Thumbelina bears no grudge at all against the toads and invites them to her wedding.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Thumbelina has a mass of golden blond hair.
hair and becomes fast friends with everyone she meets.
* HenpeckedHusband: The toad father. The fact that he is thin and short and his wife is tall and fat doesn’t help matters.


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* LighterAndSofter: A ''lot''. Instead of falling into the clutches of one AbhorrentAdmirer after another with no hope of her life getting better until she meets the swallow, here Thumbelina‘s only major problem is the fact that flower kingdoms can’t be entered from outside when the flowers aren’t in bloom, so she can’t make it to her prince as quickly as she’d like. The Mole still tries to marry her during the winter, but there is much less pressure involved than in the original.


* BabiesEverAfter: By the time Thumbelina's getting married, the Mole and his wife already have twins.

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* BabiesEverAfter: By the time Thumbelina's getting Thumbelina gets married, the Mole and his wife already have twins.triplets.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Gekoo’s parents genuinely seem to believe that stealing Thumbelina from her mother and bringing her, asleep, to Gekoo (who speaks only PokemonSpeak and thus has difficulties even ''explaining'' what’s going on) won’t prevent her from liking the latter immediately.



** Later, the Mole for Thumbelina.

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** Later, Gekoo and then the Mole for Thumbelina.

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''Thumbelina'' (Japanese: ''Oyayubihime'') is a 1978 Japanese animated adaptation of [[Literature/{{Thumbelina}} Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name]], directed by Yûgo Serikawa.

!! The adaptation contains examples of:
* AdaptationalHeroism: Gekoo the toad and his parents, the Field Mouse and the Mole are all much nicer than in the source material.
* BackForTheFinale: Every major character attends Thumbelina's wedding or (in the Moles' case) watches it on TV.
* BabiesEverAfter: By the time Thumbelina's getting married, the Mole and his wife already have twins.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: In the toad family.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Thumbelina has a mass of golden blond hair.
* HenpeckedHusband: The toad father.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Gekoo towards Thumbelina after he learns she loves the prince. When Thumbelina is getting married, it's primarily him who manages to bring the news to her human mother.
* LoveAtFirstSight:
** Thumbelina and the prince for each other.
** Later, the Mole for Thumbelina.
* PokemonSpeak: Gekoo can only say his name.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Don't let Gekoo's PokemonSpeak and ditzy look fool you – he is very quick-thinking and imaginative.
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough: The Field Mouse's reasoning when she tells Thumbelina it might be good for her to accept the Mole, when it's doubtful that she will ever get together with the prince.

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