The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Eleanor’s Secret


Part of a very special “couch surfing” edition of The Loft Kids Fest that we’re calling The Loft Kids Fest At Home! 

Step 1 – Watch our special Daily Kids Fest Bonus Video! Click HERE to watch.
Step 2 – Watch the short film, Home Sweet Home (2013, France, 9 mins.) Click HERE to watch.
Step 3 – Watch Eleanor’s Secret FREE on KANOPY! Click HERE to watch.

Questions? Check out our Loft Kids Fest at Home FAQ for more information!

Thanks to our community partner, Ironwood Pig Sanctuary!

Eleanor’s Secret is a sumptuously-animated, rollicking adventure in which a young boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, it also saves the day!

“Delightful! A glorious, gentle adventure that might just inspire viewers to explore the library shelves.”- Jim Batts, We Are Movie Geeks

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself.  So, he’s less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift.   However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical – the books are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life!  Now, with the help of Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Pete Pan, Little Red Riding Hood and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of young readers! (Dir. by Dominque Monfrey, 2009, France/Italy, in English, 80 mins., Not Rated / suitable for all ages)

*TODAY’S CLUE* In Eleanor’s Secret, Nathaniel is shrunk down to a tiny size, and he and his tiny story book friends must battle what scary sea creature? A. A jellyfish B. A shark C. A crab D. Dory

Support for The Loft Kids Fest At Home 2020 is provided by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County, with additional support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.