The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Netflix
One of the most beloved characters in children's literature returns to captivate a new generation. The New Adventures of Black Beauty is set in New Zealand's rugged wilderness, where Jenny (Stacy Dorning, reprising the character she played in the 1972 series The Adventures of Black Beauty) and her head strong stepdaughter Vicky (Amber McWilliams) have moved to start a new life. Into their lives gallops a magnificent wild horse that Vicky instantly falls in love with and names Black Beauty. Together, Jenny and Vicky face many challenges as they struggle to become a close knit family. Gradually Vicky earns Beauty's trust and Jenny struggles to be accepted by the locals as a female veterinarian.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Black Beauty - Netflix
Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 58 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. It is seen as a forerunner of the pony book.
The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Part 2 - Netflix
Earl of W – Purchases Beauty and Ginger from Squire Gordon. Lives in Earlshall Park. Lady W – Wife of Lord W. Demands that Beauty and Ginger wear bearing reins to hold their heads up high. When York tries to comply with Lady W's order Ginger lashes out, kicking everything around her. Mr York – Earl of W's coachman. He treats the horses kindly, but is scared to speak for the horses. Reuben Smith – A first rate driver who can treat a horse as well as a farrier, due to spending two years with a veterinary surgeon, and being an ostler at an inn. Unfortunately he occasionally drinks heavily. Though York tries to hide this problem, the Earl finds out and fires Reuben. York later convinces the Earl to rehire him. After taking Colonel Blantyre to town Reuben gets drunk in the White Lion, then rides Beauty back to Earlshall Park. Due to a loose nail in Beauty's shoe, which Reuben was too drunk to care about, Beauty's shoe comes off. Reuben then makes Beauty gallop over sharp stones injuring Beauty's hoof and causing him to stumble. Beauty falls and scrapes his knees, while Reuben is flung off Beauty and dies from the impact. Master of the livery stables – Buys Beauty and hires him out to people in Bath who wish to rent a horse. Some of the people who rent Beauty are good drivers, most are not. Mr Barry – Buys Beauty from the livery stables after his friend rents Beauty several times, as his doctor advised him to get more horse exercise. He tries to treat horses well, but hires two bad grooms (a thief and a humbug) due to his lack of knowledge on horse care. Decides to sell Beauty at a horse fair.
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