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Eleanor's Secret (2009)

Kérity, la maison des contes (original title)
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Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy. Nat discovers that the books serve as a ... See full summary »


Dominique Monfery (as Dominique Monféry)


Anik Leray (story) (as Anik Le Ray), Anik Leray (screenplay) (as Anik Le Ray) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Ruy Abitbol Ruy Abitbol ... (voice)
Paul Bandey Paul Bandey ... Adrian / Puss in Boots / Doc (voice)
Natacha Body Natacha Body ... (voice)
Peppino Capotondi Peppino Capotondi ... Bluebeard / Baloo / Doc / Grumpy / Sleepy / Happy / Bashful / Sneezy / Dopey (voice)
Gauthier de Fauconval Gauthier de Fauconval ... Peter Pan (voice)
Yves Degen Yves Degen ... Captain Hook (voice)
Mélanie Dermont Mélanie Dermont ... (voice)
Rachel Desmarest ... (voice)
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... White Rabbit (voice) (as Lorant Deutsch)
Aaricia Dubois Aaricia Dubois ... Little Red Riding Hood (voice)
Alayin Dubois Alayin Dubois ... The Little Match Girl (voice)
Arthur Dubois Arthur Dubois ... Nathaniel (voice)
Nicolas Dubois Nicolas Dubois ... Knight (voice)
Mahamud Embarek Mahamud Embarek ... (voice)
Stéphane Flamand Stéphane Flamand ... Angelica (voice)


Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy. Nat discovers that the books serve as a shelter for all the heroes found in children's literature. They are the original characters and are counting on him for protection. For if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever! When his parents start selling off the books, Nathanaël, who is shrunk by the evil witch Carabosse, braves everything to save his tiny friends. Written by Films Distribution

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When Natanael enters the secret room for the first time, he inserts the key in the keyhole, then swings the door open. However, as the door is swinging open in the next scene, the key disappears. See more »


Aunt Eleanor: [last lines of narration in the English version; closing the story of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"] "Alice always knew when she knew grew older that she would still have the heart of a child. And would tell her grandchildren... of all of her marvelous adventures."
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Family fun
22 April 2012 | by samarshallSee all my reviews

I viewed this film with my 9-yr old daughter as part of the 2012 DC Filmfest. We both loved it for its heartwarming story and the outstanding animation. Originally made in French, the version which we saw is entirely in English with no subtitles.

Through the generosity of Aunt Eleanor, Nat is introduced to many of the characters of classic literature, such as Alice (of Wonderland), the White Rabbit, Pinocchio, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and the Little Match Girl. His vivid imagination makes up for being very slow to learn how to read, about which his older sister teases him without mercy. The setting on the beach allows the adventurers to encounter some creatures who add to the suspense as time is running out to save the day.

We highly recommend this to be seen with your family.

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Release Date:

17 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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