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Desmond Elliot Lends his Voice to Animated Movie – “The Secret Princess” | Your Behind the Scenes Look!



Desmond Elliot - The Secret Princess - December 2013 - BellaNaija

With the success of Shrek, Toy Story and the Disney ladies (Pocahontas, Cinderella, Snow White…) at the international box office, it is no surprise that Nigerians are getting interested in animated movies.

Nollywood superstar Desmond Elliot has lent his voice to an animated film – The Secret Princess.

The flick set to be released in 2014, is a romantic love story full of adventure, drama, music, a fantasy animal jungle and many twists. It is produced by TransTales Entertainment.

No word on Desmond’s character, but we are presented with a video giving us a behind the scenes look of the actor at work alongside his other co-stars.

Check it out!

The Secret Princess - Desmond Elliot - December 2013 - BellaNaija

Official Synopsis

Two babies are exchanged at child birth, a boy born to a poor farmer and a girl born to the King’s third wife. The king already has 5 daughters and no son. He is in the dark about the baby switch.

Following the mysterious disappearance of the farmer, the wife is accused of being a witch and to escape any consequences she runs away with the baby girl.

Talking animals – A parrot that witnesses the baby switch in the Palace spreads the word in the jungle, and all the animals plan to help the girl and her mother who live alone in the jungle; often sad about their loneliness.

Along the line the The Prince meets the girl, they fall in love. He fights a wrestling match to become the one who gets to marry her. In the last few scenes a lot of amazing twists are revealed about many characters including the princess, the prince, the farmer and her wife, the queen and the King and of course Mr Tortoise.


  1. Tola

    December 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    This is really cool and i am looking forward to the animation movie

  2. zelda

    December 31, 2013 at 11:39 am

    hmm,i hope they do it well

  3. Mariaah

    December 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Awww.. I hope so too.. I used to know this Nigerian guy who was so much interested in film making in the UK (3D, digitaal animation, the whole works). I am still hoping he takes his love a notch further in 2014!

    I would definitely go on a movie date with my babies when it comes out in the cinemas! 🙂

  4. merci

    December 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    yipeeeeeeee! way to go nollywood! i honestly hope they do it well! which ever way, you have my support.

  5. alice

    December 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm


  6. Felinda1

    December 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    2014 african parents stop giving your kids WHITE DOLLS, I cringe with embarassment everytime I see the kids of even the most educated, holding some skinny white barbie doll. Its embarassing and pitiful. Its border line razz . Buy them dolls that look like them, BLACK

    • nene

      December 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm


    • TeeWii

      December 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you.. Funny thing about it, once you look at to get a black doll for ur kid, you find out that the intentionally makes black dolls fiûnny looking, with bumps and few hairs..lolz.. Wish God bless me to own a factory!!

  7. Thatgidigirl

    December 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    @ felinda that’s a very racist and myopic comment, note that racism swings both ways. Might as well wear your kids only ankara, coral beads and cowries, teach them to speak only your local dialect since you’re anti “WHITE”. And pls dont type your comment in the white man’s language! i no even know wetin concern white doll and cartoon sef

    • Teris

      January 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

      not really, ma’m. @felinda1 may have expressed herself off the cuff in cryptic tones but you cannot knock the relevance of her sentiment.
      a simple analogy: “here kid, this is a car” and a child recognises it, fancies itself a race-car driver.
      second scenario: “here kid, baby doll..” with blue, blue eyes and corn-silk hair…

      there is a reason u kno why nigerian (& other african) designers are valiantly trying to incorporate local fabrics into couture designs. (sadly, we don’t engineer fabrics/textiles so that is only going to go so far).
      so, u kno, don’t knock it so hard. and i truly do not believe it had a thing to do with being anti-white or any other colour/race.

  8. Eve82

    December 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Nollywood, I think you are pushing it. Let us get one thing right before jumping into another.

  9. Nana

    December 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Animation is not easy oh. It is very intense and time consuming. Most Nigerians who study filmmaking take one course in it at schools in the US, see what’s involved and run. You need to know the massive teams of talent that do it Hollywood studios to make their productions look the way they look. Talk about teams of hundreds of people over years… Eve82 is right. Let’s perfect one first before jumping to another level. But I love the Nigerian spirit sha, they will still try. Big ups my people!

  10. Pb fabulous

    December 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Mtchewwww they hav nt finish making gud movies they want to jump to Animation, even the story line looks like an Asaba production

    • Ruby

      December 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Negativity is the bane of progress and improvement! SMH

    • Teris

      January 1, 2014 at 10:19 am

      lol! haba!
      sha sha, so long as dude here does a retake off his voice over. he is “over-acting” (over-voice-acting?) as is typical of nollywood. but i only streamed a few seconds, i may be hasty in my judgement.

  11. oohlala

    January 2, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love Nigerians. Way to go. As they say, the best way to learn how to do anything is to actually do it. I’m really tired of my kids having only Ben 10 as their hero. It would be refreshing to have black heroes for them. We applaud your effort. Small by small, Nollywood is taking over. Who no like am, comot for road.

  12. Leila

    January 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Please!!! he is only going to shout his way through the entire process all in the name of acting.

    • MrJeffrey

      January 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Baseless critique

  13. MrJeffrey

    January 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    As updated on the IMDB website (, Desmond Elliot’s character is listed as ‘King Adede’.

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