Goblins was adapted from the book The Princess and the Goblin and is the story of an independent Princess named Irene, her friend Curdie, the son of a miner, and their adventures with the mischievous creatures that live in the mountain.

The original book was written by Scottish Minister George MacDonald, the mentor of Lewis Carroll and about whom C.S. Lewis wrote, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him.” It was published in 1872 and inspired a host of great fantasy writers from J.R.R. Tolkien to Madeleine L’engle.