Transcribed Movie Script

As transcribed by Annie D, with aid from Amy Wrethman, Daniel and Victoria.

This script is by no means definitive. There is some Spanish dialogue missing, and possibly hidden typos or mistakes. If you've spotted any, please email me at


JACQUIMO

If you follow your heart
When you follow your heart

Hello! Welcome to Paris, city of love. Who am I? I am Jacquimo, swallow extraordinaire and lover of beautiful things.
Youíre sure to do impossible things
If you follow your heart
Youíre sure to fly on magical wings
When you follow your heart

Oh, that is very nice, níest pas {isnít it}? And I like what it is saying. It is saying follow your heart and nothing is impossible.
Youíre sure to do impossible things
Ooh, I love the sound of my voice.
When you follow your heart
When you follow your heart

I love great romances. I myself am a swallow of great passion. Livres dílíamour {books of love}. These are stories about people with impossible problems. Samson loved Delilah, that was really impossible. Romeo and Juliet, oh impossible. But the most impossible of all the stories is impossibly small. The story of Thumbelina. Once upon a time there was a lonely woman who longed to have a child to call her own. One day she paid a visit to a good witch who gave her a tiny barleycorn. ďPlant it in a flowerpot,Ē she said, ďand see what happens.Ē The woman did as she told and by and by it began growing. Until at lastÖ

[Transition to: Motherís home.]

MOTHER

Oh, what a pretty flower.

THUMBELINA

Hello, mother.

MOTHER

I will call you Thumbelina.

JACQUIMO (v.o.)

Thumbelina. But can you imagine the troubles for a little girl no bigger than your thumb, hmm?

[Transition to: Farm.]

DUCK

Who is the girl no bigger than a bumble bee?

GOAT

Who is the angel with a funny name?

BULL

Who we donít know where sheís from or how she came to be

DUCK, GOAT AND BULL

But happy was the day she came

CHICKENS

Thumbelina

GOAT

Sheís a funny little squirt

CHICKENS

Thumbelina

BULL

Tiny angel in a skirt

CHICKENS

Thumbelina

ALL ANIMALS

Oh, sheís mending, and baking
Pretending, sheís making things up

CHICKENS

Thumbelina

THUMBELINA

Who would believe the wonder of the world I see
Each little minute brings a new surprise
Thereís only one peculiar thing that bothers me
Seems Iím the only one my size

ALL ANIMALS

Thumbelina

BULL

Think of all weíll save on meals

ALL ANIMALS

Thumbelina

HEN

Maybe if you had high heels

ALL ANIMALS

Thumbelina
If you stay here forever
Weíll know that weíll never
Be glum

BULL

By gum

ALL ANIMALS

Thumbelina
Sheís always in the thick
Thumbelina

THUMBELINA

But I get out in the nick

ALL ANIMALS

Thumbelina
Fortune sometimes has tricked us
But this time itís picked us

THUMBELINA

Oh, a plumís so big
And a figís so big
And they call it a twig
But a twigís so big

ALL ANIMALS

Itís a great big world
Thumbelina
Thumbelina
Thumbelina

THUMBELINA

Thatís me!

[Cut to: Bedtime in Motherís house.]

MOTHER

Now hereís a story about the noble dog who saved the king from the wicked wizard. Once upon a timeó

THUMBELINA

Oh, mother pleaseÖ Are there any stories about Ė about little people?

MOTHER

Well, as a matter of fact there are, Thumbelina. Look.

THUMBELINA

Whoa! They are little, just like me. But Ė but what are those?

MOTHER

Theyíre wings, Thumbelina. These are fairies. And fairies have wings so they can fly.

THUMBELINA

Mother, have you ever seen a fairy?

MOTHER

Well, I thought I did once.

THUMBELINA

Really?

MOTHER

Yes, and here the fairy prince and princess are having wedding.

THUMBELINA

And they live happily ever after.

MOTHER

Usually, dear.

THUMBELINA

Hmm. I-I suppose it works best if two people are about the same size.

MOTHER

Yes, of course.

THUMBELINA

Yes. WellÖ Well, thatís not fair. I Ė I Ė I must be the only little person in the whole world. I wish I were big.

MOTHER

Oh no, Thumbelina, no, donít wish to be anything but what you are. Bedtime, my dear. Itís been a long day. You must go to sleep now. Sleep tight.

THUMBELINA

Mother?

MOTHER

Hmm-hmm?

THUMBELINA

Would you please leave the book open?

MOTHER

Of course, dear.

THUMBELINA

I want to look at the pictures while I go to sleep.

MOTHER

There.

THUMBELINA

Goodnight, mother.

MOTHER

Goodnight, Thumbelina. You take good care of her, Hero.

THUMBELINA

Hmm.
I know thereís someone
Somewhere, someone
Whoís sure to find me
Soon
After the rain goes
There are rainbows
Iíll find my rainbow
Soon
Soon it wonít be just pretend
Soon a happy ending
Love, can you hear me
If youíre near me
Sing your song
Sure and strong
And soon

I wonder if there really are such things as fairies. Hmm.

[Transition to: The outside.]

QUEEN TABITHA

Oh my dear. Donít look now, dear husband, but our son is missing again.

KING COLBERT

So he is. I think he feels a bit silly riding that white butterfly we gave him.

QUEEN TABITHA

Why should he feel silly?

KING COLBERT

It-it-it doesnít quite make the right impression on the young ladies?

QUEEN TABITHA

Well, what about the impression on the court? Colbert, my love, it is the autumn today and we have begun the golding of the leaves. He should be here.

KING COLBERT

Tabithaó

QUEEN TABITHA

Heíll hurt himself. I just hope heís not out buzzing the vales on that wretched bumble bee. He is the crown prince, for heavenís sake.

KING COLBERT

Tabitha, dear, have you forgotten what itís like to be sixteen?

[Pan to: Cornelius arriving at Thumbelinaís window.]

CORNELIUS

Whoa Ė oh. Hello. What a beautiful voice. I wonder who she is. Stay here boy, Iíll check this out.

THUMBELINA

[Hums Soon.] Oh, you have to go now? Ah, I see. You are a wonderful dancer. Will I ever see you again?

CORNELIUS

May I cut in?

THUMBELINA

Oh!

CORNELIUS

Donít, no, wait-wait, come back! Oh, I Ė I apologise, I didnít mean to frighten you. Oh. There, see? No more sword. Now, will you come out? Ah. WhatÖ Wait a minute. What are you staring at? Well, say something, will you?

THUMBELINA

YouíreÖ Oh! Youíre one of them!

CORNELIUS

Uh, I beg your pardon?

THUMBELINA

I thought I was the only one my size in the whole world.

HERO

[Snarls.]

THUMBELINA

Hero, no, noÖ No no no, heís a friend. Look. Hello, my name is Thumbelina, how do you do, sir? Uh Ė thank you, thank you for coming to visit.

CORNELIUS

Oh oh oh Ė no trouble at all, the pleasure is mine.

THUMBELINA

Oooh, sorry about that.

CORNELIUS

Thumbelina, oh itís a lovely name.

THUMBELINA

Thank you.

CORNELIUS

Iím Cornelius.

THUMBELINA

Cornelius. Well, thatís a funny name. Oh, I Ė I mean itís perfect. Uh, tell me about the fairy court. Is there a prince?

CORNELIUS

YesÖ?

THUMBELINA

He must terribly handsome.

CORNELIUS

Oh, he is.

THUMBELINA

Strong and brave.

CORNELIUS

None like him.

THUMBELINA

I would love to meet the prince.

CORNELIUS

Oh, Iíll tell him.

THUMBELINA

Oh-oh thank you.

CORNELIUS

OhÖ Youíre welcome.

BUZZBY

[Buzzes.]

THUMBELINA

What was that?

CORNELIUS

Oh, thatís Buzzby, my bumble. See, I left him on the sill. He doesnít like staying in one place too long.

THUMBELINA

Why didnít you say something? Come on! Oh my! Why heÖ heís amazing!

CORNELIUS

Hey, hey would you like to go for a spin? Come on, letís go.

THUMBELINA

Oh, I wish I had wings.

CORNELIUS

Maybe someday you will. Hold on tight. Whoa!

CORNELIUS

Let me be your wings
Let me be your only love
Let me take you far beyond the stars
Let me be your wings
Let me lift you high above
Everything weíre dreaming of will soon be ours
Anything that you desire
Anything at all
Every day Iíll take you higher
And Iíll never let you fall
Let me be your wings
Leave behind the world you know
For another world of wondrous things
Weíll see the universe
And dance on Saturnís rings
Fly with me
And I will be your wings

GNATTY

Sheís gonna marry the fairy prince, huh, mama?

JITTERBUG MOM

Well, perhaps.

CORNELIUS

Anything that you desire
Anything at all

THUMBELINA

Anything at all

CORNELIUS

Every day Iíll take you higher
And Iíll never let you fall

THUMBELINA

You will be my wings

CORNELIUS

Let me be your wings

THUMBELINA

You will be my only love

CORNELIUS

Get ready for another world of wondrous things

THUMBELINA

Wondrous things are sure to happen

CORNELIUS & THUMBELINA

Weíll see the universe
And dance on Saturnís rings

CORNELIUS

Heaven isnít too far

THUMBELINA

Heaven is where you are

CORNELIUS & THUMBELINA

Stay with me and

CORNELIUS

Let me be your

THUMBELINA

You will be my

CORNELIUS & THUMBELINA

Wings

MRS. TOAD

This voice is fantastica!

GRUNDEL

Mama, I love her.

[Cut to: Thumbelinaís windowsill.]

CORNELIUS

Oh, ThumbelinaÖ Oh, wow. Something Ė I donít know, something happened to me tonight. Something I never want to forget.

THUMBELINA

Me too. Do not forget me.

CORNELIUS

Forget-me-nots! Oh, Iíll never forget you.

THUMBELINA

Never never.

QUEEN TABITHA (off-screen)

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

Oh, mother. Mother?!

QUEEN TABITHA (off-screen)

Cornelius, come now!

THUMBELINA

Cor, who are those people?

CORNELIUS

Sh-sh-sh! Thereís no time to explain. Thatís the queen of the fairies, my mother.

THUMBELINA

Your mother?

CORNELIUS

Yeah. Look I must go now, but can I see you tomorrow?

THUMBELINA

But Ė your mother? Then youíre the Ė you are-are the Ė tomorrow?

CORNELIUS

Yes, tomorrow. Yes, Iím the prince.

THUMBELINA

The prince.

CORNELIUS

Yeah. Look, will you meet my parents?

QUEEN TABITHA (off-screen)

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

Oh, say you will!

THUMBELINA

I Ė I will.

CORNELIUS

You will?

THUMBELINA

I will. I will, Prince Cornelius. Yes!

QUEEN TABITHA (off-screen)

Cornelius!

KING COLBERT (off-screen)

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

I gotta go.

THUMBELINA

Will they like me?

CORNELIUS

Sh-sh! Get down. Yes, yes, theyíll love you. But uh, let me talk to them first. Tonight. And then Iíll be back for you in the morning.

THUMBELINA

Oh, then you can meet my mother.

CORNELIUS

Great! But wellÖ wait here.

THUMBELINA

And thenÖ Weíll live happily ever after.

CORNELIUS

Oh, much longer.

KING COLBERT (off-screen)

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

Ooh, goodbye!

THUMBELINA

Oh, you wonít forget to come back, will you?

CORNELIUS

I promise. Whoa!

THUMBELINA

OhÖ Cornelius. Hmm.

[Cut to: Thumbelinaís room, later that night.]

MRS. TOAD

Hmm. Gotcha!

THUMBELINA

What? Hey, help! Help, Hero! Let me out of here! Oh, Hero. Hero, help! Help me!

MRS. TOAD

A dog! Aiy, get away form me!

[Cut to: Thumbelinaís room, morning.]

MOTHER

[Sobs.]

CORNELIUS

Thumbelina, oh-ooh! Thumbelina, Thumbelina! Oops, got it. Thumbelina, itís me! Where are you? Oh, whatÖ? Where is she? What? What happened? She was stolen away? What Ė out the window? Who did it? A toad? Good dog. Iíll find her. No, no, Hero. Look, you stay here and take care of Thumbelinaís mother. Let her know everything will be all right.

[Cut to: The Los Sapos Guapos boat.]

MRS. TOAD

Buenos dias. {Good morning.} I hope you sleep very very good.

THUMBELINA

Huh? Who-who are you?

MRS. TOAD

We are the happy family Singers de Espana. These are my sons Mozo, Gringo and Grundel. We are very rich and famous.

THUMBELINA

Rich and famous? Oh.

MRS. TOAD

Si si, mucho. I bring you here to become famous singer like me.

THUMBELINA

Oh, goodbye, my mother will be very worried.

MRS. TOAD

Mama no worry. Mama proud. When you are a star, she make big fiesta and invite all the neighbours to come and see her little niŮa who have become big big big very big.

THUMBELINA

Big? OhÖ you meanÖ big?

MRS. TOAD

I mean important. And loved by everyone.

THUMBELINA

But uh, Cornelius loves me already. I think Iím gonna marry him.

MRS. TOAD

Marry him? Aiy-chiwawa that will be a very big mistake. It will get in the way of your career in show business, while doing all the time those things domťsticos.

THUMBELINA

What things?

MRS. TOAD

The scrubbings and the washings
And the noses and the drippings
And the sopas always boiling

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Si si.

MRS. TOAD

The panes and the windows falling
With the diaper changing
And the roof sheís leaking
And the enchiladas spoiling

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Ooooh.

MRS. TOAD

Do you know how to do these things?
Like you will have to do these things
Or does the very thought of it makes you wince?

MOZO, GRINGO, GRUNDEL & THUMBELINA

Uhh.

MRS. TOAD

I thought so
Then donít marry the prince

THUMBELINA

Oh dear.

MRS. TOAD

You see, hey. You become big a star like me. We make big moneys together. You make mama rich. Youíre important person. Youíre famous. You are a star.

THUMBELINA

A star? Well, I suppose.

MRS. TOAD

Now repeat after me.
We are the Singers de Espana the original cast
And there hasnít been a town we havenít played

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

We are the Singers de Espana and we sing very fast
We get on, we get off, we get paid

MRS. TOAD

Sing!

THUMBELINA

Could you say that a little slower?

MRS. TOAD

Slower? We donít do ballads.

THUMBELINA

Oh, then maybe I could take notes.

MRS. TOAD

We are very independent and we go everywhere
And we gotcha gotcha gochee all the way
Weíre gonna teach you how to samba and to ramba y la bamba
And every number Thumbelina, say ole!

MRS. TOAD, MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Come on the road, my little castanet
Come on the road, and famous you will get

MRS. TOAD

Iíll make you star, get you small guitar
Youíll be hot muchacha once I gotcha on the road

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Thumbelinacita
No one could be sweeter
Sing with mamacita
We go on the road

MRS. TOAD

Ay yi yi yi yi! Ay, que pero bien bailan mis ranitos la conga! Now we sing.
We open Monday in Medina then we do Babylon
Then we hop to Barcelona for a week
Then for a month in Athens at the Parthenon
Where they love us Ďcause we do the show in Greek

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

We are the finest in the business, itís a well-known fact
And youíll forgive us if we have to blow the horn

MRS. TOAD

Because this isnít any ordinary animal act
And today a star is born

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Go on the road
Youíll hear the peoples roar
Youíre not a toad

MRS. TOAD

But thatís what make-upís for

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Just sing on pitch
We get very rich
Wait until they see the
Thumbelina

MRS. TOAD

On the road

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Singing Thumbelina
Dancing Thumbelina
Something, Thumbelina

MRS. TOAD

Now I make her sing

THUMBELINA

AaaaaahhhÖ!

MRS. TOAD

Bueno, muy bueno! You got it.

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Come on the road
We make you big success
Come on the road

MRS. TOAD

Youíre in the union, yes?

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

The life, sheís sweet

MRS. TOAD

Yes!

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

Lots of flies to eat

MRS. TOAD

Yum, yum.

MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

So why be little fish in little pond
When you can go so far beyond

MRS. TOAD

I think perhaps we make you blonde

MRS. TOAD, MOZO, GRINGO & GRUNDEL

When we get on the road

THUMBELINA

On the road

ALL

Letís hit the road
Ole!

GRUNDEL

Mama, you give her to me. I marry her.

MRS. TOAD

Very well. You can marry la niŮa. We can keep the money she earns in the family.

THUMBELINA

Oh thank you, Mrs. Toad, thank you. They really like me. Am I star?

MRS. TOAD

Yes, and you can call me Mama.

THUMBELINA

Mama?

MRS. TOAD

Youíre going to marry my son, Grundel.

THUMBELINA

Iím what?

GRUNDEL

I love Thumbelina.

MRS. TOAD

You wait right here. Thumbelina, chiquitita, weíll be right back with the padre.

THUMBELINA

Oh, no no no, I love Cornelius.

MRS. TOAD

Today you marry my son.

THUMBELINA

Oh, no, no no, no Iím not marrying Ė no come back here Ė no wait, no wait a second! Where are you going? Doesnít anybody care what I think? Oh! Help!

JACQUIMO

Help? Who is saying help?

THUMBELINA

Mister Bird, over here!

JACQUIMO

Oh! Oh, little one. Are you having a bad day?

THUMBELINA

Oh, I wasÖ I was sleeping on the windowsill waiting for Prince Cornelius to come back and he said he would come before morning because he loves meó

JACQUIMO

He loves you?

THUMBELINA

Yes.

JACQUIMO

Congratulations!

THUMBELINA

Thanks! But wellÖ But I was stolen by Mrs. Toad who says I have to marry her son and I justó

JACQUIMO

Toad? Ptui toad! That is a very bad thing mademoiselleÖ Uh, mademoiselleÖ?

THUMBELINA

Ah, Thumbelina.

JACQUIMO

Thumbelina, I am Jacquimo. How can I be of service to you?

THUMBELINA

Well, I must get off this lily-pad but thatís impossible.

JACQUIMO

Nothing is impossible. Voila!

THUMBELINA

Oh, myÖ That was easy! Now if I can just reach the shore before those awful toads come back.

JACQUIMO

Ah, the shore. You mean if you can reach the shore before you go over the waterfall?

THUMBELINA

What waterfall?

JACQUIMO

That one!

THUMBELINA

Is it bad?

JACQUIMO

Ah! I am slipping!

THUMBELINA

Donít let go!

JACQUIMO

Can you swim?

THUMBELINA

No, I canít swim! I canít even float! Help! Help, please! Somebody help! Help!

JACQUIMO

Help! Help!

THUMBELINA

Somebody, help!

JACQUIMO

Help!

THUMBELINA

Help!

JACQUIMO

Jitterbugs, help!

THUMBELINA

Help!

JACQUIMO

Oh-hoÖ Pull, mes amis, pull! That is it. Higher, higher! Oh.

JITTERBUG 1

What is it?

JITTERBUG 2

Yeah, who is it?

GNATTY

Look mama, sheís waking up.

JACQUIMO

Aww, are you feeling better, little one?

THUMBELINA

Yes, I think so. But who are you?

JACQUIMO

Thumbelina, these are the jitterbugs.

THUMBELINA

The jitterbugs. Oh, how do you do?

GNATTY

Are you really gonna marry the fairy prince?

THUMBELINA

[Giggles.] If he asks me. He will call for me at my house. Well, thatís why I want to go home. Besides, mother will be terribly worried. Oh if only I could find my way home.

GNATTY

Aww, weíll help you Thumbelina.

BABY BUG

Yeah, nobodyíll hurt you, Thumbelina.

JITTERBUG 2

Yeah.

JITTERBUG 3

Not with us on the job, right?

JITTERBUG 2

Right.

THUMBELINA

Oh, you are all very brave and thank you, but Iím afraid Iíll never see my home again.

JACQUIMO

OhÖ Do you love the prince?

THUMBELINA

Yes.

JACQUIMO

Well, then follow your heart. It will lead you home. Now where does the prince live?

THUMBELINA

Oh oh, he-he lives in the, um, the Vale of the Fairies. Oh, but I donít know where that is either.

JACQUIMO

Do not worry. I, Jacquimo, will find it and bring him home to you.

THUMBELINA

Itís impossible.

JACQUIMO

Impossible? Nothing is impossible.
Youíre sure to do impossible things
If you follow your heart, haha
Your dreams will fly on magical wings
When you follow your heart
If you have to journey far
Hereís a little trick
You donít need a guiding star
Trust your ticker, get there quicker
Youíre sure to do impossible things
If you follow your heart

CAN-CAN BIRDS

Youíre sure to do impossible things
If you follow your heart
Your dreams will fly on magical wings

JACQUIMO

Sing, my little chickadees!

CAN-CAN BIRDS

When you follow your heart

JACQUIMO

North or south or east or west
Where to point your shoes?
Which direction is the best
If the choosing get confusing
Maybe itís the map youíre using
You donít need a chart to guide you
Close your eyes and look inside you
A-ha!

JACQUIMO & CAN-CAN BIRDS

Youíre sure to do impossible things
If you know where to start
Your dreams will fly on magical wings
When you follow

JACQUIMO

Just trust the swallow

JACQUIMO & CAN-CAN BIRDS

And always follow your heart

JACQUIMO

Bon voyage, Thumbelina! Never fear, I will find the prince.

THUMBELINA

Goodbye! Oh, heís wonderful. And Iím going home.

[Cut to: The Vale of the Fairies.]

QUEEN TABITHA

Oh, Cornelius my sunshine. First you buzzed in here the other day on that wretched thing and announced in front of the entire court that youíd found the girl of your dreams. And now youíve come back to say that sheís vanished?

CORNELIUS

Kidnapped, mother, sheís been kidnapped!

QUEEN TABITHA

Youíre joking!

KING COLBERT

Tabitha.

CORNELIUS

Look father, please delay the winter frost for as long as you can. I need time to find Thumbelina.

QUEEN TABITHA

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

Donít worry mother, Iíll be back!

KING AND QUEEN

Cornelius!

CORNELIUS

Iíll find her!

QUEEN TABITHA

Oh my poor boy. Colbert my love, we canít delay the frost for more than a day.

[Cut to: The Singers de Espana boat.]

GRINGO

Hey, bro?

GRUNDEL

Go away.

GRINGO

Pond talk say Thumbelina gave you the slip and is gonna marry a fairy prince.

GRUNDEL

What fairy prince?

GRINGO

Oh hoho, you not be able to show your ugly face on the stage no more.

MOZO

Everybody laugh at you.

GRUNDEL

Nobody laugh. I said, nobody laugh. I go get Thumbelina and bring her back. I marry her!

[Cut to: Thumbelina and the Jitterbug kids travelling.]

THUMBELINA

[Hums Follow Your Heart.]

LíIL BEE

Look out!

MR. BEETLE

Ah! Hiya toots! Beetleís my name and razzmatazz is my game. How díyou do, howíre you feeling, everything okay?

THUMBELINA

Iím not your toots. Where did you come from?

MR. BEETLE

Where? Up there! Iím a connoisseur of sweet nectars, a designer of rare threads and a judge of beautiful women. And you are beautiful miss, umÖ

THUMBELINA

UhÖ Thumbelina, and Iím going home.

MR. BEETLE

Whatís your hurry, toots? Relax, take a load off.

THUMBELINA

Ugh, I wish you wouldnít do that.

MR. BEETLE

Perhaps youíd prefer this?

THUMBELINA

Oh, Mr. Beetle! I donít even know you. Would you stop?

MR. BEETLE

Stop? How can I stop? Iím crazy about you, toots. Youíre gorgeous. Oh. Youíre exciting. Ooh, delicious.

THUMBELINA

I am?

MR. BEETLE

And I love the sound of your voice.

THUMBELINA

My voice?

MR. BEETLE

Donít talk. Sing. Sing to me.

THUMBELINA

I have an idea
Can you fly me up there?

MR. BEETLE

Um, why should I, toots?

THUMBELINA

Well, from the treetops I could see my house. Then Iíd know if Iím travelling in the right direction to get home.

MR. BEETLE

Ah gee, I donít know. That would be a big big oh very big favour.

THUMBELINA

Iíll sing
Iíll sing for you

MR. BEETLE

No, no. Youíll sing at the Beetle Ball. And dance.

THUMBELINA

Whoa!

MR. BEETLE

We are gonna be the talk of the town, toots.

THUMBELINA

Iím not your toots! And I donít even look like a beetle.

LIíL BEE

Címon, letís get help.

[Cut to: The Beetle Ball.]

BEETLE BALL MC

Ladies and gentlebugs, Berkley Beetle proudly presents Thumbelina!

MR. BEETLE

Baby itís the beetle ball
And bugs are crawling to get in
When they hear that beetle beat
Those beetles feetíll start to swing
And now a cheer
For you my dear
Yer beautiful, baby

BEETLE CHORUS

Oh my little butterfly
You flutterby in each romance
Every chance to dance with you
Puts the ants back in my pants
Letís cut a rug
My ladybug
Yer beautiful, baby

MR. BEETLE

I get a flash when I have you on my wing
You tie my antennae in a knot
Now the roomís reeling
And Iím feeling
So hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot
Hot to trot
Letís dance, baby

BEETLE 1

Isnít she beautiful?

BEETLE 2

Just adorable, darling.

BEETLE 3

What a piece of work.

BEETLE 4

A real looker.

MR. BEETLE

Okay toots, letís wing it.

THUMBELINA

I Ė I canít wing it, I donít have any wings! Iím getting dizzyÖ

BEETLE CHORUS

Eww.
Hahahahahaha
Hehehehe hohohoho
Sheís-sheís-sheís-sheís so so so so
Hey, that bug is a dog

BEETLE 5

My my!

BEETLE 6

Unattractive!

BEETLE 2

The word, my dear, is ugly.

BEETLE 3

Sheís so ugly sheís hurting my feelers.

BEETLE 4

I hope it ainít catching. Disgraceful.

BEETLE CHORUS

Would you look at that
She ainít got no wings
Good gracious me
Where are those things?
She ainít got no feelers

BEETLE AUDIENCE

No feelers?

BEETLE CHORUS

She ainít got not shell

BEETLE AUDIENCE

Do tell

BEETLE CHORUS

Sheís got scrawny legs
And knobbly knees
For all we know
That girlís got fleas
She canít even fly
No, that wonít do
So say goodbye
Sheís not for you

MR. BEETLE

Iím sorry toots, I guess youíre tooÖ

MR. BEETLE & BEETLE CHORUS

Ugly!

MR. BEETLE

Donít worry, youíll get over me.

THUMBELINA

Iím ugly?

[Cut to: The outside.]

GNATTY

Hey, wait for me!

LIíL BEE

Hurry, Thumbelina needs help.

GRUNDEL

Do I hear one of you say Thumbelina needs help?

BABY BUG

Yes. The beetle took her and flew way up there.

LIíL BEE

Be quiet.

GRUNDEL

Umm. The beetle? I want her back!

LIíL BEE

Come on, letís go. You big ugly wartface!

GRUNDEL

Now we see about this beetle.

[Cut to: A tree branch.]

JACQUIMO

WhyÖ What is the matter, Thumbelina?

THUMBELINA

Iím cold. Iím lost. And Iím hungry. And the beetle says Iím ugly.

JACQUIMO

The beetle? You love the beetle?

THUMBELINA

NoÖ

JACQUIMO

Then never mind the beetle. Good riddance to the beetle. And good riddance to the toad. Does Prince Cornelius think youíre ugly?

THUMBELINA

No. He think Iím beautiful.

JACQUIMO

And so you are, mon amie. Look.

THUMBELINA

Iím going home. Jacquimo.

JACQUIMO

Hmm?

THUMBELINA

Will you find the Vale of Fairies?

JACQUIMO

I promise. I promise. But now we must sleep. Bonne nuit, bonne nuit, {goodnight, goodnight} Thumbelina.

THUMBELINA

Thank you, Jacquimo. Thank you.

JACQUIMO

Tomorrow is a new day. And I will go to the forest and see if I can find your Prince Cornelius.

[Cut to: Morning, in the woods.]

JACQUIMO

Bonjour! A nice sunny day?

RABBIT

Itís sunny all right, but Iím not sure about the nice.

JACQUIMO

I am looking for the Vale of the Fairies.

RABBIT

Fairies, huh? Beats the heck out of me. Why donít you ask a fairy?

JACQUIMO

Oh, you know one?

RABBIT

No, but he might.

JACQUIMO

Oh! Ha, merci. Excusez-moi monsieur, I am looking for the Vale of theó

FOX

Am-scray!

JACQUIMO

I can see at this moment that you are a very busy fox, so I will be brief.

FOX

Buzz off, buster!

JACQUIMO

Now look, look what I do. I have a thorn in my wing. This is bad, very bad. Oh mon dieu, I hope I still can fly. Ah I fly, oh I fly, merci. It only stings a little. Now, where was I? Autumn. It is autumn. Oh, I must hurry to find the fairy prince. Winter is almost here.

[Cut to: Cornelius flying on Buzzby.]

CORNELIUS

Thumbelina! Oh, ah! Thumbelina, where are you? Oh. Whoa. Iím looking for a beautiful young woman, her name is Thumbelina.

GNATTY

Are you the fairy prince?

CORNELIUS

I am.

BABY BUG

Thumbelinaís gone.

CORNELIUS

Gone? Where? Where did she go?

GNATTY

The beetle took her away.

JITTERBUG LADY

Theyíre out there. Somewhere.

CORNELIUS

She-sheís out there? In that?

GNATTY

Thereís a big toad after her too.

CORNELIUS

Oh no. Iíve got to find her. Winterís almost here. Hurry Buzz, my father canít hold back the frost much longer.

[Cut to: Grundel and Mr. Beetle.]

MR. BEETLE

Okay, okay! Can I explain something?

GRUNDEL

What?

MR. BEETLE

Look, I donít know where she is. We didnít hit it off too good. So I, uh, I let her go. Sheís not my type, sheís an ugly type, I donít like ugly.

GRUNDEL

She is beautiful!

MR. BEETLE

Whatever you say. Look, I got an idea, I hear that she loves the fairy prince, right?

GRUNDEL

I crush fairy prince!

MR. BEETLE

Okay, okay shut up and listen. Why donít you just nab this prince and you set up a trap for the girl, using him as the bait? You know, get her to come to you?

GRUNDEL

Nab the prince?

MR. BEETLE

And set up a trap.

GRUNDEL

Nab the prince.

MR. BEETLE

Yes, nab the prince and set up a trap. Do you speak English? Try to keep up, Grundel, okay?

GRUNDEL

Donít shout!

MR. BEETLE

Youíre making me very nervous here.

GRUNDEL

You go capture prince.

MR. BEETLE

My wings! You took my wings, you canít do that!

GRUNDEL

Yeah? I keep wings until you nab prince.

MR. BEETLE

Listen pal, this harassment has gone far enough and I know my rights! Iíll report you to the pond patrol. Okay, okay, cool it, cool it. Whereís your sense of humour? All right, Iíll nab the prince. Come on guys. Mind the wings, Iíll be back.

[Cut to: Jacquimo exploring a cave.]

JACQUIMO

Excusez-moi monsieur bear? I am looking for the Vale of the Fairies.

BEAR

I donít want no berries.

JACQUIMO

No no no, fairies! Not berries! Wake up you fat lummox! I said wake up! Oh. I am having a very bad day. Mon dieu, it is so cold. Winter! Winter is here. Oh-ho! Oh this thornÖ Oh, it hurts to fly.

[Cut to: Cornelius flying on Buzzby.]

CORNELIUS

Donít worry Buzz, weíre going to make it. Thumbelina! Whoa! Ah!

[Cut to: Mr. Beetle walking past the pond.]

MR. BEETLE

See now, now he takes my wings away, now I have to walk to find the prince. See, if he let me keep my wings, I could fly after the prince and bring him back in two seconds.

CHORUS BEETLE

Hey beetle, this guyís the prince!

MR. BEETLE

The prince? Ah, the prince! Somebody up there loves me! The prince! Okay, you pick him up. Letís get out of this stinking weather before weíre statistics. I canít even feel anything in my feelers anymore. A guy with my brain, I gotta talk to a toad. What kinda Ė what kinda conversation can you have with a toad? What? Theyíre toads! Theyíre green, theyíre toads.

[Pan to: Thumbelina walking away from the pond.]

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo was wrong. I will never find my way home. Itís impossible. Oh mother, where can you be?

[Cut to: Motherís house.]

MOTHER

I know thereís someone
Somewhere, someone
Whoís sure to find her soon
After the rain goes
There are rainbows
Sheíll find her rainbow soon
Soon my breaking heart will mend
Soon a happy ending
Troubles behind her
I will find her
Homeward bound
Safe and sound
And soon

[Cut to: Ms. Fieldmouseís home.]

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Feeling better, my dear?

THUMBELINA

Huh. Where-where am I?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

In my kitchen, Iím Ms. Fieldmouse, and weíre snug and safe underground.

THUMBELINA

Iím ĖIím underground?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Yes, dearie, three feet under. I dug it myself with my own two hands. Here, drink this.

THUMBELINA

At least that toad wonít find me down here.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

You know, thereís something I donít understand. Did you really think that you could survive the winter in that old shoe? Honestly!

THUMBELINA

I want to go home.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Well, Iím afraid youíll have to wait here Ďtil spring, Thumbelina.

THUMBELINA

You know my name!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, that was easy. I know much more, like you were engaged to the fairy prince. Cornelius, I believe.

THUMBELINA

Well, almost.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, that is so sad.

THUMBELINA

What?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

That he was found stone-cold frozen dead, in the snow.

THUMBELINA

Oh!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

But of course you knew that.

THUMBELINA

No. Cornelius, no!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

That is so sad.

THUMBELINA

No, itís not true!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Aww, Thumbelina, forgive me. Sometimes I just blurt things out without thinking. Youíre still young, though, thereíll be another.

THUMBELINA

He was perfect.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Nobodyís perfect.

THUMBELINA

Cornelius was the only oneó

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Now put this on. Weíll take these corn cakes to Mr. Mole. He lives just down the tunnel.

THUMBELINA

Iíd rather not.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh. I saved your life this very day and youíd rather not?

THUMBELINA

Very well.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, one more thing. Is it true that you have a beautiful voice?

THUMBELINA

I donít feel much like singing.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, you must sing for Mr. Mole. He loves sweet things. Come on. Mr. Mole loves his corn cakes.

THUMBELINA

Cornelius was looking for me. Thatís what must have happened.

[Cut to: Mr. Moleís place.]

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Good afternoon Mr. Mole.

MR. MOLE

Oh, yes. Ms. Fieldmouse. Good afternoon. Lovely day.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

I want you to meet a new friend of mine, Thumbelina. She just came down from up there.

MR. MOLE

Up there?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Up there.

MR. MOLE

Terrible place. Hmm. How do you do, Miss Thumbelina. Pleased to make your acquaintance.

THUMBELINA

Uh, h-how do you do, Mr. Mole.

MR. MOLE

Come in, come in. But donít touch anything. These are my things.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

We brought some corn cakes for you. Just you try one, Mr. Mole.

MR. MOLE

Ooh ooh. Mmm. Very nice. Well, tell us about up there. I went up once, nearly blinded me. Hurried back down where itís dark and decent.

THUMBELINA

Oh, uh butÖ Uh. I love the light.

MR. MOLE

I hate it. End of story.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Story. Thumbelina, tell Mr. Mole a story. A lovely sad story.

THUMBELINA

Well, uhÖ

MR. MOLE

Stand right there, where I can see you.

THUMBELINA

Okay. Um.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, I love love stories, donít you?

THUMBELINA

Once upon a time there was, uh, the sun.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Sing it, Thumbelina, sing.

MR. MOLE

She sings?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Shh.

THUMBELINA

Oh, um.
Once there was the sun
Bright and warm and wonderful
Shining like the love within my heart
Now thereís no more sun
Winter has killed everything
And although itís dark December
Forever
Iíll remember sun

Winter has killed everything. Even the sun.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Wonderful story.

MR. MOLE

Dreadful thing, the sun. And now I have a story to tell you. Just this monrning as I was out for my early morning stroll I stumbled across the most extraordinary thing in my tunnel. A dead bird.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

No!

MR. MOLE

Yes. How do you suppose a dead bird got into my tunnel? Ah, well, Iím certainly glad Iím not a bird. Bothering the world with endless twittering twittering twitteringÖ My, yes. Ah, there it is.

THUMBELINA

Oh!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Whatever do you suppose happened to him?

MR. MOLE

Well, thereís one less bird to twitter twitter twitter up there.

THUMBELINA

Oh, Jacquimo, Jacquimo. My dear dear friend.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Tender little thing.

MR. MOLE

Yes, quite lovely. Ms. Fieldmouse, could I have a word with you?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

I wish you would.

MR. MOLE

Ms. Fieldmouse, you know I have been meaning to take a wife for some time now.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

What a lovely idea.

MR. MOLE

I find myself sometimes, you know, lonely for companionship.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

What could be more natural?

MR. MOLE

And I wonder ifÖ

MS. FIELDMOUSE

YesÖ?

MR. MOLE

If I could ask you to help me persuade Miss Thumbelina to-to-to-to be-be my wife.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Thumbelina?

MR. MOLE

She would keep me company and tell me stories, donít you think?

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Yes.

MR. MOLE

And for your service in helping arrange this match, I will reward you handsomely.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Oh, I will! I will!

MR. MOLE

Dear Ms. Fieldmouse...

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Leave the arrangements to me. Thumbelina?

THUMBELINA

I Ė I hear your heart! Youíre not dead, no! JacquimoÖ Jacquimo. Iíll come back tonight.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Thumbelina?

[Cut to: The outside.]

MR. BEETLE

One ice-cold prince coming up. Where do you want him?

GRUNDEL

There. He looks dead.

MR. BEETLE

Dead, dead schmead, what difference does it make?

GRUNDEL

You killed him!

MR. BEETLE

Okay okay okay, have it your way. I killed him. There, you satisfied? Huh, huh? Forget the prince, all right. I, uh, what if I were to tell you I know exactly where Thumbelina is right now? Huh? What if I was to tell you that? Would you give me my wings?

GRUNDEL

Iím glad you killed prince. Itís a deal.

MR. BEETLE

Good. My sources tell me sheís buried alive with the mole.

GRUNDEL

Mole? What mole?

MR. BEETLE

If I were you, Iíd get my tail over there and save her. Go, get hopping. Oh, and give me my wings, would you please? My wings.

GRUNDEL

Where does mole live? I go kick down his door.

MR. BEETLE

Ooh ooh oh, stop stop! Let go of my arm! Whatís going on, where are we going?

GRUNDEL

We go rescue Thumbelina from the mole.

MR. BEETLE

Mole? Are you out of your mind? Iím not going down there. Do you know what that guy does to beetles? Do you have any idea what he does? He stuffs them. He stuffs them and he pins them on his walls.

GRUNDEL

Quiet!

MR. BEETLE

Look, why donít you just go home and marry a toad? You ever think about that? You find yourself a pretty toad with warts and you marry her.

GRUNDEL

Quiet!

MR. BEETLE

Toads, toads. I gotta be stuck with toads.

BABY BUG

Theyíve got the fairy prince. Weíve got to help him.

LIíL BEE

Come on guys, letís build a fire.

[Cut to: Ms. Fieldmouseís home.]

MS. FIELDMOUSE

All the same, weíll make it a thrilling wedding. Why itís a wonderful match! Mr. Mole is the richest rodent for miles around. Educated, well-dressed, highly thought of, never mind that he canít see. Thatís all the better.

THUMBELINA

How can I possibly marry Mr. Mole? I donít love him.

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Love? Love is what we read about in books, my dear.
ĎHere comes the brideí is a lovely little ditty
But marrying for love is a foolish thing to do
ĎCause love wonít pay the mortgage
Or put porridge in your bowl
Dearie, marry the Mole
True, itís a fact that heís not exactly witty
Heís blinder than a bat
But at least his eyes are blue
His breath may be alarming
But heís charming, for a troll
Dearie, marry the Mole
Romeo and Juliet
Were very much in love when they were wed
They honoured every vow
So where are they now?
Theyíre dead
Dead, very very dead
Poor Thumbelina, your brain so itty bitty
I hate to seem a pest
But I know whatís best for you
Just think of all the ways that you could decorate a hole
Take my advice, Iíll bring the rice
Dearie, marry the Mole
Marry the Mole
Marry that Mole
M is for Money

THUMBELINA

Oh

MS. FIELDMOUSE

L-E!

[Cut to: The tunnels.]

THUMBELINA

Please be warm, dear friend. Please live. Poor little swallow. Iím sorry for all the trouble Iíve caused you. I know nowÖ Thereís no place in this big world for little people. WeÖ We cannot do impossible things. Perhaps I should marry the Mole. He could take care of me. He could. Hmph. I will. I will marry the Mole.

JACQUIMO

You are joking.

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo?

JACQUIMO

Marry the prince.

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo, youíre awake. Oh, Jacquimo.

JACQUIMO

Ow, ow!

THUMBELINA

Oh, oh, Iím sorry.

JACQUIMO

I have a thorn in my wing.

THUMBELINA

A thorn? Well, let me see. Oh, my goodness. Hold still. Ah. There.

JACQUIMO

Oh, now it will get better.

THUMBELINA

Donít get up!

JACQUIMO

No, no, I go to find the Vale of the Fairies and the prince.

THUMBELINA

You silly bird, donít you understand?

JACQUIMO

Get on my back, get on my back. I will take you to the green forest.

THUMBELINA

Be realistic. Cornelius is gone.

JACQUIMO

I Ė I will find him. Rememberó

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo, donít.

JACQUIMO

Youíre sure to do impossible thingsÖ

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo. Stop! Stop it, Jacquimo!

JACQUIMO

ÖIf you follow your heart. Bon voyage, mon amie.

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo!

JACQUIMO

Bon voyage!

THUMBELINA

No. Jacquimo. Oh, Jacquimo, stop torturing me. Cornelius is dead.

[Cut to: The outside.]

LIíL BEE

[Groans.] There.

GNATTY

Does he know Mr. Moleís gonna marry Thumbelina?

LIíL BEE

Weíll find out when the ice melts. Then weíll tell him. Wow! Look, heís waking up.

[Cut to: Mr. Moleís wedding..]

CORNELIUS (flashback)

Let me be your wings
Let me be your only love
Let me take you far beyond the stars

PRIEST

Uh, Mr. Mole. Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?

CORNELIUS (flashback)

Let me be your wings
Let me lift you high above
Everything weíre dreaming of
Will soon be ours

MR. MOLE

I do.

CORNELIUS (flashback)

Anything that you desire
Anything at all

PRIEST

And Thumbelina, do you take this Mole to be your lawful wedded husband?

THUMBELINA (flashback)

Do not forget me.

CORNELIUS (flashback)

Oh, forget-me-knots. Oh, Iíll never forget you. Never.

THUMBELINA (flashback)

Never never.

PRIEST

Speak up.

THUMBELINA

Never.

PRIEST

What?

THUMBELINA

Never!

PRIEST

I beg your pardon?

THUMBELINA

I cannot marry Mr. Mole. I donít love him!

MS. FIELDMOUSE

Thumbelina!

GRUNDEL

Argh!

THUMBELINA

You!

GRUNDEL

I marry her!

THUMBELINA

No, I no marry you! I go home!

GRUNDEL

No!

THUMBELINA

Go away!

MR. MOLE

After her!

MR. BEETLE

Haha! Hiya toots.

THUMBELINA

Iím not your toots.

MR. BEETLE

Whoa! Hey, wait! Wait!

GRUNDEL

Thumbelina!

MR. BEETLE

My wings, my wings!

CORNELIUS

Whoa! Ah. Thumbelina.

GRUNDEL

She marry me!

LIíL BEE

Thatís the toad weíve been telling you about!

CORNELIUS

We meet at last, Mr Toad!

GRUNDEL

Fairy prince! No, you killed him.

[Cut to: Farther down the tunnels.]

THUMBELINA

The sun. The sun is shining again.

[Cut to: Cornelius and Grundel.]

CORNELIUS

Haha! Come on, show me whatcha got.

GRUNDEL

Argh!

CORNELIUS

Let me go! Thumbelina!

[Cut to: Thumbelina making her escape.]

MR. MOLE

Thumbelina, come back!

THUMBELINA

Ooh. Oh, the sun!

JACQUIMO

When you follow your heart

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo, itís you!

JACQUIMO

Of course, cíest moi {itís me}. Oh, Thumbelina I found it, I have found it, I found the Vale of the Fairies!

THUMBELINA

Oh, Jacquimo.

JACQUIMO

No, no, listen it is true. I talked to the rabbit, who talked to the fox, who talked to the bear, who know for sure. You see Ė ah, I show you. Jump on. Hang on!

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo!

JACQUIMO

[Hums Follow Your Heart.] We got to find the fairy prince.

THUMBELINA

Thatís impossible.

JACQUIMO

You are wrong!

THUMBELINA

Jacquimo, I nearly made the biggest mistake of my life. I nearly said yes to the Mole.

JACQUIMO

Thatís the mountain that looks like a turtle.

THUMBELINA

But well, I donít love the Mole.

JACQUIMO

We are here, we are here! Hello, hello, hello! Fairies! This is it.

THUMBELINA

This? It just looks like a patch of ordinary weeds.

JACQUIMO

Sing, Thumbelina, sing.

THUMBELINA

Oh, Jacquimo. Please. Can you take me home?

JACQUIMO

Sing!

THUMBELINA

You will be my wings
You will be my only love
You will take me far beyond the stars

Jacquimo, this is silly. This is a weed patch.

JACQUIMO

This is the Vale of the Fairies.

THUMBELINA

Take me home, please.

JACQUIMO

Let me be your wings
Like that. Sing, like that.

THUMBELINA

You will lift me high above

JACQUIMO

Oh, magnifique!

THUMBELINA

Everything weíre dreaming of
Will soon be ours

JACQUIMO

Incroyable. {Incredible.}

THUMBELINA

Anything that we desire
Anything at all
Everyday youíll take me higher

Letís be practical. This isnít the Vale of the Fairies. And Cornelius is never coming back.

CORNELIUS

And Iíll never let you fall

THUMBELINA

You. Itís you. Cornelius, youíre alive!

CORNELIUS

Thumbelina, will you marry me?

THUMBELINA

I will. Wings. I have wings! My very own wings!

[Transition to: Thumbelina and Corneliusí wedding.]

CHORUS

Anything that you desire

THUMBELINA

Hello, mother!

CHORUS

Anything at all
Everyday Iíll take you higher
And Iíll never let you fall

JACQUIMO

Au revoir!

CHORUS

And always follow your heart

JACQUIMO (voice-over)

And, of course, they lived happily ever after.

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