Black Beauty (1978) One of the most beloved children's stories of all time. All of the warmth and pathos of Anna Sewell's classic novel is captured in this touching animated feature. It's the story of a sweet-tempered horse, Black Beauty, born and raised in the lush English countryside. Taught by his mother to always be a friend to man, Beauty lives happily with his master, Squire Gordon. The bond between man and horse deepens through the kindness of the Squire's stableman, John Manley. Beauty shares the stable with Ginger, an ill tempered and bitter mare who, because of her own unhappy experiences with different masters, warns him that he too will know harshness and a hard life when he is sold again. As the story unfolds, Ginger's words ring true. The beautiful Beauty becomes the property of several owners who use him as a job horse, pulling cabs and hauling heavy loads through city streets. But Beauty endures through his unyielding courage and faith. This is a story children will cherish for years to come.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1984) Huckleberry Finn, bored with the 'civilised' life reluctantly joins Tom Sawyer's pirate gang whose adventures he learns from experience, are far from challenging and exciting. Frustrated by their games, Huck wanders the town and learns of the return of his father who kidnaps him and holds him captive in a deserted forest shanty. Desperation and fear force Huck to escape and feign his own brutal murder, all of which is too obvious for St. Petersberg's Sheriff Kelly. Jackson Island becomes Huck's new home. His refuge, however, is threatened when he discovers the presence of another. To his relief it is his old friend Jim who also fled the widow Douglas after Huck's untimely 'death'...together they decide their destination shall be Ohio. The discovery of an abandoned raft and the repleneshing of supplies, at a house destroyed by a flash flood, sees Huck and Jim on their way...The journey to Ohio brings more adventures for our terrible twosome.