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The Princess and the Goblin (1991)

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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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 ...
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Maxine Howe ...
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Stephen Lyons ...
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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)  »

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A Princesa e o Duende  »

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$2,144,238 (USA)
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The first animated feature to come from Wales. The film was produced in two countries, with Siriol films based in Cardiff and Pannonia in Hungary. See more »

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When Irene is following her grandmother's magic thread through the cave and comes to a pile of rocks which she thinks is a dead end, her hood is up. But when she cries about never finding a way out, her hood is down and when she figures out that she's supposed to follow the thread through the pile of rocks, her hood is up again. See more »

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Princess Irene: She's here somewhere. She... she's just invisible at the moment.
Curdie: Your grandmother is invisible?
Princess Irene: Yes. But she is here, I know she is.
Curdie: Look, I'm glad you rescued me, but I dont' have time to play games.
Princess Irene: This isn't a game!
Curdie: No, it's dead serious. The goblins have a plan and you're a part of it. We can't waste our time with invisible grandmothers.
Princess Irene: You don't believe me, do you.
Curdie: Well... I...
Princess Irene: But I thought we were friends.
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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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