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The Princess and the Goblin (1991)

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The story is about the adventurous Princess Irene. The princess is off playing in the woods when she is attacked by goblins pets. She is saved by a mining young warrior boy named Curty. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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King Papa (voice)
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Mump (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh ...
Princess Irene (voice)
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Prince Froglip (voice)
Peggy Mount ...
Goblin Queen (voice)
Peter Murray ...
Curdie (voice)
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Glump (voice)
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Looti (voice)
Frank Rozelaar-Green ...
(voice) (as Frank Rozelaar Green)
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(voice)
Maxine Howe ...
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Stephen Lyons ...
(voice) (as Steve Lyons)
Robin Lyons ...
Goblin King (voice)
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The story is about the adventurous Princess Irene. The princess is off playing in the woods when she is attacked by goblins pets. She is saved by a mining young warrior boy named Curty. They quickly become friends and get into a lot of trouble. The goblins attack and Irene must rely on her own magic to save Curty, and in turn the entire kingdom. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Animation | Fantasy

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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Duende  »

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$2,144,238 (USA)
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Trivia

Final film of Peggy Mount. See more »

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Curdie: Those goblins aren't so bad if you know how to deal with 'em.
Princess Irene: But they were horrible!
Curdie: I guess they are a little creepy, but you shouldn't run away; you have to face 'em and sing! Of course, singing doesn't always work down there...
Princess Irene: Down where?
Curdie: Underground, in the mines.
Princess Irene: The mines?
Curdie: Yeah, where they live: where my father works. Don't they teach you anything in that castle of yours?
Princess Irene: Of course they do; reading, writing, arithmetic...
Curdie: Arithmetic? Great; that'll work against the goblins. At least ...
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Referenced in Song of the Sea (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

A Spark Inside Us
Composed by Chris Stuart
Lyrics by Robin Lyons
Sung by Paul Keating with Sally Ann Marsh and the Pendyrus Male Choir
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Not Faithful to the Book
10 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many reviews say this is a "charming" movie and a good adaption of the book. I think a movie that completely changes the message of the book is not a faithful adaption. It was most likely an attempt to secularize it, which I think would make George Macdonald roll over in his grave. It would probably make the biggest Macdonald fan in the world, C.S. Lewis, start spinning as well. It's not even like the book is extremely overtly religious, so I don't get why they had to sterilize it.

You don't even have to watch the movie to see that the message is not the same. The summary on IMDb says it all: "Irene must rely on her own magic to save Curty, and in turn the entire kingdom." The focus is for her to solely rely on herself and her own power. That's actually the exact opposite message of the book, which is much more charming than this crappy movie.


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