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Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, Sofia Vassilieva, Debra Monk ... see more see more... , Victor A. Young , Kenneth Welsh , Corinne Conley , Tannis Burnett , Julian Richings , Kintaro Akiyama , Gavin Creel , Denis Akiyama , Peter Keleghan , Gerry Quigley , Tony Sciara , Sol Rosenthal , Greg Farkas , Sam Strasfield , Araxi Arslanian , Debra McGrath , George Chiang , Cliff Saunders , Hilary Knight , Donna Feore , Colm Magner , Jason Jones , Rob Smith , Barneita Runnings , Genelle Williams , Jessica Beitchman , Fionnuala Jamison , David Sparrow , Jonathan Wilson , Sergio Di Zio , Janet Van de Graff , Stephanie Mills , Jonas Chernick , Sheree Smith

Created by author/entertainer Kay Thompson in 1955, precocious six-year-old Eloise, who lived in the Plaza Hotel with her long-suffering nanny, her dog Weenie, and her turtle Skipperdee, was the heroi... read more read more...ne of several delightful children's books written by Thompson and whimsically illustrated by Hilary Knight. The charm of the "Eloise" books has proven elusive whenever the property is adapted for another media, as witness a disastrous musical version which aired live on Playhouse 90 in 1956. On this occasion, Eloise came off as a spoiled obstreperous brat, which was as much the fault of the child actress cast in the role (Evelyn Rudie) as the adapters. Disney decided to give little Eloise another chance 47 years later with the location-filmed Eloise at the Plaza, a two-hour movie presentation of ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney anthology. This time around, Sofia Vassilieva played the title role, with Julie Andrews as Eloise's nanny (something of a full-circle for Andrews, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of a rather different nanny in the 1964 Disney theatrical feature Mary Poppins). The plot finds Eloise insisting upon attending a debutante ball at the Plaza and further conniving to have a runaway foreign prince (Denis Akiyama) -- who isn't much older than she is -- as her escort. Our heroine also mends fences between a reluctant teenage deb and the girl's pushy mother. Jeffrey Tambor is typecast as the Plaza's supercilious concierge Mr. Salomone, whose dithering efforts to keep Eloise from nosing into other people's business avail him not one bit. Hilary Knight appears in a cameo role as himself. Eloise at the Plaza first aired April 27, 2003. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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G, 1 hr. 30 min.

Directed by: Kevin Lima

Release Date: April 27, 2003

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DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003

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  • September 1, 2009
    Cute movie about a girl who hardly sees her parents and who lives in a Hotel. She gets into a lot of mischief. Cute movie for kids. The little girl named Sofia Vassilieva really resembles the little girl on the books cover. Entertaining movie for the kids.
  • March 4, 2009
    SO bad!
  • July 14, 2011
    This Precocious Little Bugger is a Favorite Book & Character of Mine.Although I don't have Kids, Just Nieces & Nephews, I "Love Love Love" her & her generous antics that will steal your heart.Endearing
  • April 26, 2007
    Other than Harry Potter and Stand By Me, these Eloise movies are the best movies based on the books.

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