Animated children's feature about a boy who inherits a library of very special books. When his aunt Eleanor dies, seven-year-old Nathaniel is bequeathed the old lady's collection of classic children's books. Not having learnt to read, Nathaniel isn't very interested in the novels at first, but that all changes when the books' characters come unexpectedly to life. Asking for his protection, they tell him he must recite a magical passage in one of the books to prevent their disappearance and the stories being lost forever. Learning that his parents wish to sell off the library to unscrupulous local dealer Mr Pickall, Nathaniel soon finds himself magically transported into the characters' realm, where he must brave many dangers to save his new found friends.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Featuring the best of children's fairytales characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan and many more Eleanor's Secret is a beautifully animated tale about the importance of being able to read. When their beloved aunt Eleanor dies, Nathaniel and his family are left the house where they have spent every summer and Nathaniel has been bequeathed all the books in the library where he makes a startling discovery - after dark all the characters come to life! They tell him that to save them from extinction he must read the magic spell in the library. There is only one problem - Nathaniel can't read. In a race against time, Nathaniel must battle against all the odds, including a wily antique dealer who wants to buy all the books from his parents, to save his new friends. A charming film for all ages. ...Eleanor's Secret ( Kérity, la maison des contes (Nat e il segreto di Eleonora) ) ( Le secret d'Éléonore )