Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Disney remake with classic characters has stronger heroine.

Movie G 2002 75 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

A Waste of Time

This is a typical girl needs saving by boy movie. Ridiculous fluff that I wish I had not let my 8 and 6 year old girls watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+


I am super disappointed in common sense media's description of this movie. I thought my husband read the parent reviews before letting our 6 year old girl watch. The reviewer who states this is another boy saves girl and she wishes she didn't let her girls watch it, is absolutely right. this movie is terrible and there is a lot of romance and boy saves girl. why romance in a movie that says its for 6 year olds?!!! just terrible.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (2):

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB AND THUMBELINA is a fun tale with enough constant action and snappy dialogue to keep both children and adults entertained. The animation looks like something from a Tim Burton movie, and with a cast of familiar names lending their talents (besides Wood and Hewitt, there's also Jon Stewart, Robert Guillaume, and Bebe Neuwirth), the acting is above average for children's fare.

Fairy tale purists may scoff at this modern-day reinterpretation of these two beloved characters, and while the musical numbers don't always shine, for those wearied of female characters in this genre being typically weak, helpless, and unable to fend for themselves, this version of Thumbelina is a refreshing evolution away from centuries-long archetypes.

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