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Faeries is a 1999 British animated film.

While waiting for their new home to be renovated, Nellie and her younger brother George are sent to a farm in the countryside, much to George's delight and Nellie's disgust. However, the soon find out the farmhouse where they're staying is a stone's throw away from the portal to the faery world where magical adventure awaits them.

Not to be confused with the 1981 CBS special of the same name.



  • Adults Are Useless: Nellie and George do almost everything important in the movie.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: George is this to Nellie in the beginning of the film. Once she gets over her bad mood, she tolerates him a lot better.
  • Arranged Marriage: Between the Prince and faery Princess Brigid. He calls it off after falling in love with a girl who also fits the prophecy. The Princess was okay with it after learning the Shapeshifter tricked her into thinking the Prince was being rude about no longer wanting to marry her.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The good, beautiful fairies vs. the evil, ugly Shapeshifter and his minions. Though the Prince does hint that the latter are ugly because they are evil.
  • Cain and Abel: The Shapeshifter is the Cain to the Prince's Abel.
  • Conspicuous CG: Very much so in certain scenes, particularly when the faeries fly over their realm.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Prince and the Shapeshifter are called just that.
    • The Prince is called Albrecht a few times, while his brother's name is never revealed.
  • The Fair Folk: Most of the cast.
  • Food Chains: George takes a bite of a faery cake and is told he may never again leave...unless he and his sister complete three tasks.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: After their Love at First Sight meeting, the Prince and Brigid get married almost immediately.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: After the misunderstanding caused by the Shapeshifter on that matter is cleared, faery Princess Brigid is so okay with the Prince calling off their marriage she lends a dress to her 'rival'.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Broom. Grumpy, hates faeries, comes through and helps Nellie in the end when it's really needed.
  • Keet: George, much to his sister's annoyance.
  • Land of Faerie: Where most of the movie takes place.
  • Love at First Sight: Between the Prince and Brigid.
  • MacGuffin: The Orb. Not only does it contain very powerful magic, but if the faeries lose it they also lose their immortality and become old and decrepit.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Said word-for-word by Brigid after she steals the orb to save her friend's baby...and almost kills all the other faeries by doing so.
  • One Steve Limit: There are two characters named Brigid. One is a human and the other is a faery Princess.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time:
    Two human children from otherwhere,
    One foot wet, flaming hair,
    When they appear,
    The time is near!
  • Prophecy Twist: The Prince believes he must marry faery Princess Brigid because a prophecy requires him to marry someone who goes by that name. Then he meets and falls in love with a human who also goes by that name.
  • The Voiceless: One of the faeries never speaks.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Shapeshifter's main power. He transforms into people, animals, other faeries and a monstrous mantis-dragon type creature.
  • Winged Humanoid: All the faeries have either butterfly or dragonfly wings.


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