A Danca dos Bonecos (1987)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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In this children's fantasy drama, a pair of street puppeteers sell a "magic potion" to the children attending their shows which they claim will bring their dolls to life. Though they don't know it, their potion really works on the dolls made by a local doll craftsman. His granddaughter is the first to discover the potion's power. When others learn of this transformation, greed enters into the picture and all sorts of robberies and kidnappings begin to take place. This Brazilian feature for children is unusual in that it is not a comedy, and children are depicted as persons who are capable of reasoning things through skillfully.