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This rental includes two copies of the film, the first version is in English and the second version is in the film's original language, French, with English subtitles.

From Academy Award®-nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive.

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antique dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical – the books are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, the Ogre, Peter Pan, and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free but saves the day! The film features characters from classics storybooks Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandThe Jungle Book, PinocchioPeter PanJack and the BeanstalkPuss in BootsTom ThumbLittle Red Riding Hood, and more!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Country
  • Rating
    Recommended for ages 6+
  • Screenwriter
    Dominique Monfery
  • Cast
    Ruy Abitbol, Paul Bandey, Natacha Body