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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 »

Director:

József Gémes

Writers:

Robin Lyons (screenplay), George MacDonald (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joss Ackland ... King Papa (voice)
Claire Bloom ... Great Great Grandmother Irene (voice)
Roy Kinnear ... Mump (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh Sally Ann Marsh ... Princess Irene (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Prince Froglip (voice)
Peggy Mount ... Goblin Queen (voice)
Peter Murray Peter Murray ... Curdie (voice)
Victor Spinetti ... Glump (voice)
Mollie Sugden ... Looti (voice)
Frank Rozelaar-Green Frank Rozelaar-Green ... (voice) (as Frank Rozelaar Green)
William Hootkins ... Small-and-Fat Soldier (voice)
Maxine Howe Maxine Howe ... Curdie's Mother (voice)
Stephen Lyons Stephen Lyons ... Curdie's Father (voice) (as Steve Lyons)
Robin Lyons Robin Lyons ... Goblin King (voice)
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Storyline

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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G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Hungary | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa e o Duende See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,144,238
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

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 great, but not at all a bad movie
28 June 2011 | by Katie PSee all my reviews

Okay, this movie isn't Disney. The character development is flawed to say the least but this is a good movie overall, considering what they had to work with. The only thing I really disliked about this movie was some of the writing. Irene would sometimes be shown to be pretty tough... then she'd turn into a complete idiot. Same with Curdie, but even more because he was supposed to be tough. And then he seems to forget to be consistent. This is evident when he's captured in the middle of the movie by the goblins and tries to sing to save himself. But then he seems to forget to keep singing, thus helping them capture him.

And the music. The song they got was absolutely wonderful. It captures the story really well. Unfortunately, not only is it the only song in the movie, but it's repeated over and over again.

That's the bad, but the good is still there. It is entertaining and sweet. I wouldn't recommend it for the older crowd but for kids, it's a pretty good movie and not one they'll be embarrassed about liking when they get older. The plot is good and the voice acting is great.


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