Thumbelina

Japan, 1981

Film
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A beautifully animated puppet version of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale of the graceful little maiden no bigger than your thumb. Escaping from marriage to an ugly toad, Thumbelina finds refuge with a good natured field mouse who arranges a marriage between Thumbelina and a mole. With the help of a swallow, Thumbelina escapes to a far away land where she finds happiness with the King of the Flower Angels.

Credits

production company

Gakken Company

Language

English

Duration

00:16:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29528

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Animation

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Puppet films

Literature → Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Fairy tales - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Japan

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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