THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN
(A Hercegnö és a Kobold)
The filmed version is surprisingly faithful to the novel and emerges as a surprisingly likable effort pitched for young children. It has an appealing softness to it the princess comes with just the right degree of poignant innocence and fragility and the world outside is stacked with just the right degree of outsized menace to make her journey a suitably terror-fraught one. The only complaints with The Princess and the Goblin are the ending where the princess never gets to save the day by using the magic in her heart as she has been taught by her great-great-grandmother the mining boy does.
The English-language voiceovers are well done, with Rik Mayall shining as the lisping goblin prince and Joss Ackland doing a wonderfully dignified voice-over as the king.
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