Warner Bros. attempts to capture some of the magic of recent Disney cartoon features with this animated musical adaptation of the classic children's tale. Though beautifully designed and expertly animated, THUMBELINA offers little of Disney's wit, character development, or memorable
In a storybook 18th-century Paris, Jacquimo (Gino Conforti), a bluebird, narrates the tale of Thumbelina. A lonely woman (Barbara Cook) waters a barleycorn plant, and when a tiny adolescent girl (Jodi Benson) emerges, she names her Thumbelina and resolves to raise her as a daughter. Thumbelina,
frustrated by being so tiny in a world designed for much bigger creatures, sin...