While it falls short of the technical perfection of recent Disney productions, this animated fairy tale is sturdy, somewhat old-fashioned, and generally quite pleasing.
While her father the King (Joss Ackland) is away, Princess Irene (Sally Ann Marsh) slips away from her nanny, Lootie (Mollie Sugden), and gets lost in the forest with her cat Turnip. Menaced by goblin creatures, they are saved by the singing of a peasant lad, Curdi (Peter Murray)--goblins can't
stand singing--who returns with them to the castle. The next morning, Irene meets her ghostly, magical Great Great Grandmother (Claire Bloom), who gives her a ring which will enable her to follow an invi...