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The Little Unicorn (2001)

Polly Regan (Brittney Bomann) has a good life on the farm with her grandfather (David Warner, Time Bandits). Unfortunately, one day Polly learns that her favorite mare is suffering with a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittney Bomann ... Polly Evans
Byron Taylor ... Toby Cooper
Emma Samms ... Lucy Regan
David Warner ... Ted Regan
Mick Walter Mick Walter ... Mighty (as Big Mick)
Joe Penny ... Tiny
George Hamilton ... The Great Allonso
Julie Hartley Julie Hartley ... Maisie
Lynne White Lynne White ... Emily Pimpton-Brown
Emily McArthur Emily McArthur ... Penny Pimpton-Brown
Christopher Atkins ... PC Sid Edwards
Ron Smerczak ... Sam the Vet
Nicky Rebelo Nicky Rebelo ... Jim Preston (as Nicky Rebello)
Taryn Sudding ... Gina
Gillian Garlick Gillian Garlick ... Landlady
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Storyline

Polly Regan (Brittney Bomann) has a good life on the farm with her grandfather (David Warner, Time Bandits). Unfortunately, one day Polly learns that her favorite mare is suffering with a difficult pregnancy and soon dies giving birth. Heartbroken, Polly finally comes around when she sees the new foal, who incredibly is born a real live unicorn, and soon earns the love of Polly and her grandfather.

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La petite licorne See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Ted Regan: You want me to put an APB out for a unicorn.
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Far from perfect, but a well meaning and amiable family drama
8 December 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I admit it, I liked this movie. Sure it does have its problems, but it is very well meaning and is in general amiable family drama. While it is uplifting on the whole, there are also some dark issues like the death of the mare and the cruelty inflicted onto the unicorn.

The story is a little formulaic and clichéd(ie, the idea of Polly being sent to boarding school isn't exactly new territory)with some very long scenes involving the attempts to abduct the unicorn, and the script does have its ups and downs. And sometimes I worry that The Little Unicorn may be too old fashioned from an adult perspective.

However, there are some pluses. The costumes and the scenery are nice to look at, and the little unicorn of the title is simply adorable. And the acting was good; Britney Bonman is very spirited as Polly and David Warner proves what a great actor he is as her grandfather. Joe Penny makes for a quite ambitious but handsome villain, while Emma Samms looks gorgeous. Shame though that George Hamilton is given little to do as the failed magician. The music score was very nicely done though. I don't think the special effects were that bad, and the ending was sweet.

All in all, it is not perfect by all means, but it is worth watching. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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