Imagine Disney’s Frozen with all Black African characters made for children.Well the first thing you need to do is to watch The Secret Princess.
The Secret Princess is all but set to take the spotlight with the all black animated characters and talking animals which is giving African Americans Something to relate to. The Film created by a British Animation studio TransTales Entertainment and filmmaker Segun Williams aims to change the narrative of Children entertainment.
The Secret Princess is adapted from the book with the same title.
The Secret Princess is a Tale of a princess that goes through rejection and hence has to live out her life in the jungle while in her place a farmer’s son lives a life of luxury as the prince. The story brings to the fore front many delicate topics in a subtle way, with plots which include a retreat into the forest but a far cry from the true story of the Kidnapped Chibok girls, and a tale of witch accusation which has been a common occurrence in Africa for centuries and with terrible consequences such as child abandonment and child abuse; a far cry from the Disney like wicked witch mixing candies. It also deals with the inferior treatment of the female as compared to male child. The Secret Princess is both entertaining and educative, a perfect family movie.
A king wary of his crown and seeking for a male child to heir the throne; consequently leads to two newborn babies being switched, a princess and a farmers son. Following the mysterious disappearance of the farmer, the wife is accused of being a witch and to escape any consequences she runs away with the baby girl. Talking animals – A parrot that witness the baby switch spreads the word in the jungle and all the animals plan to help the girl and her mother who live alone in the jungle and often sad about their loneliness. Along the line the the Prince(farmers son) meets the girl(princess) and they fall in love. In the last few scenes a lot of amazing twists are revealed about many characters including the princess, the prince, the farmer and her wife, the queen and the King and of course Mr Tortoise… Enjoy the story as it unfolds in an amazing adventure; sweeping the audience into a world of innocence love and sweet friendship.
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