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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 ... Curdie's Father (voice)
Maxine Howe Maxine Howe ... Curdie's Mother (voice)
Stephen Lyons Stephen Lyons ... Drunk Cook / Tall-and-Skinny Soldier / Goblin with Dog (voice) (as Steve Lyons)
Robin Lyons Robin Lyons ... Goblin King / Small-and-Fat Soldier (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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An Enchanting Princess. An Outrageous Goblin. A Magical Adventure for the Entire Family! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$451,560, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$2,105,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,105,078
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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

Princess Irene: Let me give you a kiss to thank you.
Curdie: [surprised] A kiss!
[they lean in]
Looti, the Princess's Nanny: Princess Irene what are you doing?
Curdie: Princess! You never told me you where a princess!
Princess Irene: You didn't ask.
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical prints of the film have the Hemdale Communications logo, but home video releases remove this. 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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Almost good

The Princess and the Goblin has absolutely terrible animation. Terrible as in The Legend of Zelda Saturday morning cartoon terrible. Which is too bad, because otherwise it's really a nice movie. The story is magical and exciting. The characters are likable. The English dub is surprisingly well-acted, with competent performances from even the most minor of characters. The background painting is beautiful. The music is appropriate and pretty. It's well-directed, with the grandmother scenes likely to trigger little thrills of awe in even older and more-cynical viewers. If the animation had been vaguely above sub-par, this might have been a great movie. Unfortunately, it isn't.


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