Video Release: June 17, 2014
Studio: Warner Home Video
Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel comes to life, told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself -- who narrates the film. Set in England, Black Beauty (who has a British accent) tells us the details surrounding his birth, his "colt-hood", and his perception of humans, since he has various owners throughout his life. While some of these proprietors are caring and compassionate, others prove to be cruel and crude to the vulnerable Beauty, often placing him in life-threatening situations -- which he may or may not survive...
This fifth feature adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic tale is marked by beautiful photography, spirited performances by the equine cast and a script that stays remarkably true to the original novel. A good family adventure.
Color by Technicolor. Additional cast: Docs Keepin Time (American Quarter Horse) as Black Beauty. Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1994 Warner Bros.