Barbie Presents Thumbelina

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Eco-friendly story unrelated to real Thumbelina story.

NR 2009 75 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 2+

Barbie as Thumbellina

This is such a great animated film for the kids. It is aimed at younger kids to promote self-belief (even small people can make a difference) and to introduce the importance of the environment. I particularly like how it satirises the mom's exaggerated reaction to bugs. Also barbie is in it, she is the teacher/carer that tells the story to the kids. Great messages about true friendship and appeals to kids love of fairies and condemns consumerism. Love Love Love this film!

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age 8+


I was VERY disappointed in this film. Barbie wasn't in it, but this disappointing 'Thumbelina' which has a sort-of ugly looking face. It was supposed to have a good message about saving the earth. Which was WONDERFUL, but no Barbie in it made it unenjoyable and the characters weren't too nice to look at. I also know the true Thumbelina tale and it put shame on the orginal. It had NOTHING To do with the true Thumbelina by the way

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