Director: Dominique Monféry
Writer(s): Anik Le Ray, Alexandre Révérend, and Murielle Canta
Cast: Paul Bandey, Pascal Berger and Lorànt Deutsch
Awards: Won the Special Distinction award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Language: Dubbed in English
Running Time: 80 minutes
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 antiques 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.
“A fanciful ode to the joy of reading!”
– The Wall Street Journal
“Charming! Imaginative! The animation appeals to all ages and parents will appreciate the pro-literacy message at the pic’s heart .”