ELEANOR’S SECRET: French Version
Directed by Dominique Monfery • 2009 • France
Starring Pascal Berger, Stéphane Flamand, Julie Gayet
In this rollicking, sumptuously animated adventure, a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day. Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks. But when she leaves him the keys to her attic library as a gift, Nat—who can’t yet read himself—is less than thrilled. However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library possesses a unique magic—the books are all first editions of famous fairy tales whose characters come to life before his eyes! 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 beloved characters alive for future generations of children.