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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB & THUMBELINA

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Elijah Wood
director:
Glenn Chaika

We gave it a C+

Good idea to combine a Brothers Grimm tale and a Hans Christian Andersen story about little people for the little people, no? It’s obvious from the cast list — which also includes Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth, and Rachel Griffiths — that the filmmakers have pulled out all the stops. But star wattage alone (yes, Hewitt can sing — and rather sweetly) and a few cute animals (the mouse band plays a mean cha-cha) cannot enliven lackluster animation and a sluggish plot that may leave less patient viewers fidgeting in their seats.