The Princess and the Goblin

DVD Release: September 5, 2007
The Princess and the Goblin


When a peaceful kingdom is menaced by an army of monstrous goblins, a brave princess joins forces with a resourceful peasant boy to rescue the noble king and all of his people. It’s up to this pair to battle the evil power of the wicked goblin prince, armed only with the gift of song, the miracle of love, and a magic shimmering thread that connects the princess to her wise old grandmother.

Dove Review

“The Princess and the Goblin” whimsically comes to new life in a delightful full-length film based on George McDonald’s classic fairy tale.

A walk in the woods by the beautiful princess is interrupted by goblins, awful creatures and all manner of things that go bump in the night. Finding the goblins a threat to her peaceful kingdom and all who live near, she sets out to foil their devious plans with the help of a handsome commoner who seems to know the secret to defeating the lurking darkness.

The princess and her young friend work together with courage and bravery to save the kingdom from the unrelenting goblins. Fantasy magic, animated fight scenes and the creepiness of the goblins as they sneak through the woods and alleys of the castle might be frightening for very young children. The goblins are rude, eerie, and conniving, but not occultist. We award this film with the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages, with parents strongly advised to use discretion for the youngest ones in the family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Shut up-2; Kill him-1; Lord save us-1; Idiot-1.
Violence: Animated fighting; swords; animated blood on leg; spears; falling down stairs.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Goblins jump from the shadows, sneak into a bedroom at night; characters sticking tongue out; threat to “do nasty things to you;" spirit of an elderly grandma long deceased appears when the princess needs help and advice on her quest to defeat the goblins.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Robin Lyons
Director: Joszef Gemes
Producer: Robin Lyons
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 82 min.
Starring: Voices: Claire Bloom, Joss Ackland, Roy Kinnear
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens