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Thumbelina: A Magical Story (おやゆび姫物語 Oyayubi Hime Monogatari) is a Japanese anime series produced by Enoki Films and adapted from the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. It premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on September 30, 1992 and ran for 26 episodes until its conclusion on March 31, 1993.

The series was edited into an eighty-minute film and released in North America on VHS by Starmaker Entertainment in 1993.


A bratty girl named Maya is given a book, Thumbelina, which upon reading she is shrunk and transported into the world of the book. She embarks on a journey to return home, and to normal size making friends and learning lessons on the way, but that's only the beginning of her adventures.


Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Maya Garrison Mika Kanai Patricia Parris
Noble Fushigi Yamada Mona Marshall
Hoppy Mami Matsui Barbara Goodson
Gladys / Hoppy's Mom Noriko Uemura
George / Hoppy's Dad Toshiya Ueda Jan Rabson
Angela Tomoko Munakata Mona Marshall
Mrs. Garrison Yōko Asagami
Aunt Ruth Masako Nozawa Barbara Goodson
Mouse Issei Futamata Doug Stone
Crystal Prince Akira Ishida Jan Rabson
Narrator Yōko Asagami

Additional Voices


  • As was typical for Jim Terry Productions, the end credits do not have any correspondence to the actual cast, listing numerous fictitious names;
    • Chelsea Terry
    • Ryann Ashley
    • Noel Johnson
    • Pierce Walker
    • Brandon Garrison
    • Tyrone Rodriguez
    • Clinton Rodriguez

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Starmaker Entertainment 1993 VHS.jpg NTSC United States United States
Worldvision Home Video 1994
Digiview Entertainment 2006 DVD.jpg 1

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