Watch The Young Black Stallion
- 45 min
The Young Black Stallion is the 2003 49-minute-long film adaptation, directed by Simon Wincer, of the 1980's novel by Walter Farley. The film is also notable for being Disney's first film made specifically with IMAX in mind. The film focuses on Shetan, a black Arabian colt. After a group of robbers removes a young Arab girl, Neera (played by Bianca G. Tamimi), from her father, she is left stranded in the desert. However, this desertion is only for a short time, as a black colt soon shows up to see her. They girl and colt bond quickly, with the horse bringing Neera to her grandfather only to disappear once Neera is safely returned home. Neera is overjoyed to meet her grandfather Ben Ishak (played by Richard Romanus), as well as her cousin Aden (played by Patrick Elyas), but is hurt when she learns that Ben's horse breeding days are done with. Ben informs Neera that due to shootings in the desert, his fields are ruined so he can't keep any of his horses. Ben only kept an aging plow-horse, named Abba, setting his beloved mare Jinah, later revealed to be Shetan's mother, free to roam as she wished. Over a year passes without the black stallion's return. Ben tells Neera that the stallion was just something she imagined. However, Neera feels that the stallion was the "Lost Horse of the Desert," whose origins lay within the desert's sands and the night sky. Eventually, the colt reappears at night. In order to help Ben restart his breeding farm, Neera joins a cross-country horse race. The prize for this race is a stable of high-quality Arabian mares. Shetan accepts Neera's training, with Neera racing and winning with him. The film closes as Neera regains her father's farm and his respect while Shetan reunites with Jinah.