The Light Princess (1979)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |  
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Directed by Andrew Gosling, this BBC production features a blend of live action with various pieces of animation and illustrations of the storybook itself in its interpretation of author Greg MacDonald's 1862 fairytale. The story centers around a princess who, though quite beautiful, was cursed at the moment of her birth by a malevolent aunt. The spells conditions rendered the princess physically and emotionally unable to take life seriously--the gravity-free princess literally lives in the air. The danger of blowing away or becoming lost within the clouds is a constant threat, though she does spend a short stint beneath a lake. Once her aunt places another evil spell condeming the lake to a permanently dried up state, however, it looks like the princess' chance at a normal life is wrapped up in a handsome prince who's willing to pay the ultimate price in exchange for her happiness.

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aunt, curse, princess