Thumbelina, released by Warner Brothers on March 30, 1994, was based on the original Thumbelina fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The work was done in both the Dublin studio and in the Burbank studio. Rowland B. Wilson and his wife Suzanne Lemieux did much of the pre-production work, and were instrumental with the design and art direction of the film. The original scriptwriter hired produced a script with a point of view that the studio felt did not capture Hans Christian Andersen’s spirit of the story. The writing process had used up the budget, so Bluth worked on the adaptation himself and restored a more fairy tale feel to the story.