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Directed by Dominique Monféry

2009

France

80 minutes

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Eleanor's Secret

ADMISSION
Thursday, December 27: Free (general admission is free on Thursdays)
Friday, December 28: Free with general admission
MFAH Members always receive free general admission.

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 he's 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.

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day. The film features characters from classics such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, and Little Red Riding Hood.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; The consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; the National Film Preservation Foundation; Franci and Jim Crane; James V. Derrick; Ms. Melanie Gray and Mr. Mark Wawro; and Lynn S. Wyatt