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Thumbelina

Plaza Family
Free
Saturday, August 5
3:00pm
El Paso Museum of Art
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Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, this animated version by the Ireland-based Sullivan Bluth Studios features a charming vocal performance by Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and songs by Barry Manilow, who also wrote the music for Don Bluth and Gary Goldman’s The Pebble and the Penguin. No bigger than a thumb, Thumbelina falls in love with the fairy Prince Cornelius, only to be separated and exploited on her journey to find him. Despite the enduring popularity of Andersen’s fairy tale, the movie was a box-office bust, its release delayed almost a year after its original distributor dropped it due to Don Bluth Entertainment’s filing for bankruptcy.


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Starring: Voices of Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Carol Channing, John Hurt
Rated: G