The Princess and the Goblin

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"An enchanting princess, an outrageous goblin, a magical adventure for the entire family!"
  • G
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 6.7  (3,115)

The Princess and the Goblin is a delightful and enchanting animated movie from 1991, based on the classic children's book by George MacDonald. The movie is set in a magical kingdom where a young princess named Irene lives in a castle with her father, the king. Irene is a curious and adventurous girl who loves to explore the castle and its surrounding forests.

One day, Irene discovers a secret passage leading to a mysterious underground world where a tribe of goblins live. The goblins, led by their wicked queen, are plotting to kidnap Irene and hold her for ransom. But with the help of a brave miner's son named Curdie, Irene is able to outsmart the goblins and save herself and her kingdom.

The story is filled with fantastical creatures and magical landscapes, making it an enjoyable movie for both children and adults. The animation is vibrant and colorful, and the voice acting by the talented cast is superb. Claire Bloom voices the wise and caring queen grandmother, while Joss Ackland and Roy Kinnear both bring their own unique personalities to the characters of the king and the goblin king, respectively.

The central character, Princess Irene, is a strong and independent young girl who is not afraid to take risks and stand up for what she believes in. Her bravery and determination make her an excellent role model for young viewers, and her relationship with Curdie is a heartwarming example of true friendship.

The movie also explores important themes such as greed, loyalty, and the power of friendship. The goblins are portrayed as greedy and selfish creatures who will stop at nothing to get what they want, but in the end, it is the kindness and compassion of Irene and Curdie that triumphs over their evil scheme.

Overall, The Princess and the Goblin is a charming and entertaining movie that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Its timeless story, lovable characters, and beautiful animation make it a true classic of the animated genre.

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    1 hr 22 min
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    6.7  (3,115)