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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  6 February 2009 (UK)
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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle ... See full summary »

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György Szathmári ...
Lawyer (as György Szatmari)
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Priest (as György Mendel)
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Szabolcs Csák ...
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Zoltán Markovits ...
David
Marcell Tóth ...
Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis ...
Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family's pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever. Written by Monica Penders

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horse | moral | lion | good deed | forest | See All (10) »

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A magical adventure for all the family! See more »


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Rated PG for some mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De maanprinses en het geheim van het witte paard  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£308,099 (UK) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

£517,887 (UK) (13 February 2009)
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It had been arranged for a real lion to be used in filming, and to be dyed black. However the insurance costs required for filming actors with a real lion were astronomical, so a digital lion was a much cheaper option. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Heliotrope is saying goodbye to Maria Merryweather as she sets off for the forest on her horse with the rabbit in her lap, in three successive shots the rabbit changes position each time in her lap as she leaves. See more »

Quotes

Sir Benjamin Merryweather: His name is Rolf. There are those who find him alarming. He can kill in an instant. But you're a Merryweather. He very probably won't harm you.
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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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A lovely fantasy adventure film.
3 March 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Secret of Moonacre is a beautifully constructed fantasy adventure film. I would describe it as rather charming with a sense of childlike playfulness. While it may not be made on a very big budget, they make do with what they have. The sets are interesting, the costumes are beautiful and there is a decent amount of shiny pretty special effects.

While it may not be fast-paced it does continue on at a steady pace with a lovely storyline. It may seem similar to other fairy tales but the execution is what makes this movie special. Try to enjoy this one for what it is. It doesn't proclaim to offer you anything more than a lovely little movie set in a fantasy land and that is what it delivers.


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