Grundel Toad
Background information
Feature films Thumbelina
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Joe Lynch
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Pompous, selfish, sarcastic, serious, paranoid, desperate, irritable, arrogant, grumpy, ruthless
Appearance Slender green toad, black mustache, almost white nightwear
Occupation Mrs. Toad's son and backup singer

Thumbelina's fiance Berkeley Beetle's boss (formerly) Prince Cornelius's enemy

Affiliations Bad, later neutral
Goal To find Thumbelina and marry her (failed)
Home The marsh
Relatives Mrs. Toad, Mozo Toad, Gringo Toad
Allies Mrs. Toad, Mozo Toad, Gringo Toad, Berkeley Beetle (formerly), Ms. Fieldmouse, Mr. Mole
Minions Berkeley Beetle (formerly)
Enemies Thumbelina, Prince Cornelius, Jacquimo, Li'l Bee, Gnatty, & Baby Bug
Likes Thumbelina's voice, flies, singing, scaring kids
Dislikes Being humiliated, laughed at, anyone wooing Thumbelina
Powers and abilities
Weapons Torch, his fists
Fate He survives a bad fall by a broken leg and is seen wooing another toad during the credits
Quote "I CRUSH fairy prince!"

Grundel is the main antagonist of the film Thumbelina..

He is the eldest of Mrs. Toad's sons who intends to marry Thumbelina (much to the latter's dismay). He was voiced by the late Joe Lynch in his final film after his retirement that same year and his death in 2001.

Background Edit

Physical Appearance Edit

slender green toad black mustache almost white clown costume with 4 blue cotton balls and white ballet flats and he speaks with a Irish accent voice ?!

Personality Edit

Role in Film Edit

Thumbelina Edit

Grundel plots to capture and marry Thumbelina and defeat his three other competitors for her: Berkeley Beetle (whom he pulls the wings off of to make sure he helped find her), Mr. Mole, and Prince Cornelius.

During the film, it is learned that Grundel is not the main villain (as believed at first). As it turns out, he is actually working for Mr. Mole.

In the climax, Grundel fights Cornelius with a torch. Grundel knocks him out and disarms him, but Cornelius grabs his leg and they both fall through the bottomless pit in Mr. Mole's tunnel.

In the credits, he is seen alive and married to a female toad.

Trivia Edit

  • Grundel was voiced by the late Joe Lynch in his final film after his retirement that same year and his death in 2001.
  • Grundel is the eldest of Mrs. Toad's sons of the film Thumbelina.
  • His name is similar to Grendel from the Beowulf story only more into the humor and on play.
  • He is also considered someone confused and not sure if he's in love with somebody.
  • He is similar to the main villain of Better Off Dead, and is often considered a bully.
  • In one book, Grundel and Berkeley are shown to have fought Cornelius, until they give up and run away. This is different from the movie, in which the toad bashes the beetle's head in, and eventually tumbles off the tunnel bridge to the chasm below, taking the prince with him.
  • Even though Mr. Mole proved to be the bigger threat, Grundel was the main antagonist because he was the immediate threat that Thumbelina had to face.