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Colourful film for girls with environmental message
on 16 March 2009
Thumbelina is a Twillerbee who along with her friends can make plants grow faster. When she is accidentally transported to the home of a spoiled rich girl in the city along with 2 of her friends she tries to save her home from being destroyed. The story is nothing to do with the Hans Christian Anderson story at all. The girl's parents give in to anything she wants but barely have any time to spend with her. The message to young girls is that it doesn't matter how small you are, you can make a difference to the environment even if you only plant one small tree. Although I find this constant environmental thing pushed down our children's throats a bit annoying at times, the Barbie movies are always made in such a way that it is acceptable. My daughter (aged 6) sat all the way through this, really getting into it, getting excited at the adventure parts, crying at at the happy parts and cooing ooooh at the new Twillerbabies. The next movie to come out is Barbie and the Three Musketeers, I have a feeling that might be better.