The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director:

Caroline Thompson

Writers:

Anna Sewell (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Docs Keepin Time Docs Keepin Time ... Black Beauty (as Docs Keepin Time - American Quarter Horse)
Alan Cumming ... Black Beauty (voice)
Sean Bean ... Farmer Grey
David Thewlis ... Jerry Barker
Jim Carter ... John Manly
Peter Davison ... Squire Gordon
Alun Armstrong ... Reuben Smith
John McEnery ... Mr. York
Eleanor Bron ... Lady Wexmire
Peter Cook ... Lord Wexmire
Adrian Ross Magenty ... Lord George
Lyndon Davies ... Head Groom
Georgina Armstrong Georgina Armstrong ... Jessica Gordon
Gemma Paternoster Gemma Paternoster ... Molly Gordon
Anthony Walters ... Alfred Gordon
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Storyline

Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion in 1870s England, recalls his life from his birth through his carefree life as a colt to the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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A story for all ages. A friendship for all time. Share the adventure.


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Trivia

James Cosmo was cut out of this film. See more »

Goofs

In some parts of the film the horse playing Ginger is clearly a gelding. Ginger is supposed to be a mare. See more »

Quotes

John Manly: Kind treatment makes good horses, Joe. Bad treatment ruins them.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits is set to a montage of Beauty with his companions. See more »

Alternate Versions

The high definition version from the Blu-ray and digital platforms opened and ended with the 2003 variants of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment fanfare and Warner Bros. Pictures logo respectively See more »

Connections

Version of Black Beauty (1978) See more »

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A Powerful Film
21 July 2001 | by LT-10See all my reviews

This film is truly excellent. Not only does it feature superb location and music, but it is also an unforgettable story. You soon learn to look past the idea of "animals can't talk" and see how wonderful it really is, and you don't need to be young to enjoy. So powerful, it will bring you to tears.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Beauty See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,285,820, 31 July 1994

Gross USA:

$4,630,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,630,377
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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