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Madeline in The New Adventures of Madeline
|Full name||Madeline Fogg|
|Nickname(s)||Thumbelina (by Leopold in the film)|
|Relatives||Unnamed parents and two siblings|
|Friend(s)||All the girls, Pepito, Miss Clavel, Genevieve, Lord Cucuface, Giselle|
|First appearance||The Golden Basket (1936; cameo appearance)|
|Last appearance||Madeline and the Old House in Paris (2013)|
|Portrayed by||Hatty Jones (1998 film)|
Marsha Moreau (original specials)
Tracey-Lee Smyth (Animated Series, Season 1)
Andrea Libman (season 2-3, Lost in Paris)
Chantel Strand (My Fair Madeline, Madeline in Tahiti)
Madeline is the shortest in her class, standing several inches beneath the others. She has black eyes and fair skin, with short, bright orange (sometimes appearing auburn) hair framing her face and cut above her shoulders. Like the others, she wears a blue dress with white accent and a yellow hair ribbon, or a yellow dress with white gloves, collar, and socks, worn with a yellow hat that has a black ribbon on it to match her shoes.
Despite her small size, Madeline is the bravest among her classmates. This has been shown through several instances, such as standing before a tiger and simply saying "Pooh, Pooh!", and proudly showing her appendix to the others while recuperating at a hospital. In spite of her small stature and apparent innocence, Madeline has a penchant for mischief, often making Miss Clavel nervous of her and the other students' well-being, though this has considerably been toned down in the animated series, being portrayed as more proper and obedient.
While initially indifferent if not outright hostile towards Pepito at first, the two did develop an amicable relationship afterwards. Madeline is well-liked by the other girls, due to her ability to take charge and sunny disposition.
- In a 2014 interview, John Bemelmans-Marciano revealed that Madeline was originally American, upon discovering several manuscripts and sketches for the then-unpublished book.
- She is the inheritor of her Great Grandfathers fortune.
- The dollhouse is a gift from her Papa, as stated in the book.
- Originally Madeline was not portrayed as an orphan, nor was the boarding school depicted as an orphanage.