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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle ... See full summary »

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Tamás Tóth ...
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György Szathmári ...
Lawyer (as György Szatmari)
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George Mendel ...
Priest (as György Mendel)
Michael Webber ...
Szabolcs Csák ...
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Zoltán Markovits ...
David
Marcell Tóth ...
Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis ...
Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family's pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever. Written by Monica Penders

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curse | pure heart | horse | moral | lion | See All (12) »

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A magical adventure for all the family! See more »


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Rated PG for some mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (UK)  »

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De maanprinses en het geheim van het witte paard  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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£308,099 (UK) (6 February 2009)
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It had been arranged for a real lion to be used in filming, and to be dyed black. However the insurance costs required for filming actors with a real lion were astronomical, so a digital lion was a much cheaper option. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Heliotrope is saying goodbye to Maria Merryweather as she sets off for the forest on her horse with the rabbit in her lap, in three successive shots the rabbit changes position each time in her lap as she leaves. See more »

Quotes

Maria Merryweather: [after coming back after sacrificing herself] Were you worried Robin?
Robin De Noir: No. Anyone could've done that.
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When the credits have finished, Digweed says: "that'll be the end, then, folks". See more »

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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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Why have i never heard of this movie?
30 December 2014 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely family/children's movie. It is a unique fairy tale that, though not very complex (remember it is mainly for children) is very clever and quite funny at times. The acting is very good and the sets and costumes are exquisite. I was thoroughly entertained and wish there were more movies like this out there. I rate movies by how much I wish they would not end so quickly, and this one was over far too fast.

I am a big Tim Curry fan, and while this part did not really showcase his abilities, I still appreciated seeing him in this kind of movie. The characters are very rich and the attention to detail made some of the scenes magical. If you enjoy fairy tales don't pass this movie up!


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