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She's not quite the protagonist, and the film is more Sci-Fi/Action than fantasy, but The Lost World: Jurassic Park features a young black female character (played by Vanessa Lee Chester) in a pivotal role (let's just say her gymnastics skills are involved in fighting off a Raptor attack).  While not a very good movie (see above re: gymnast vs. several hundred punds of dino), I just thought this might fit into your inquiry.
 
All the best,
Fred Holliday

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	Dear colleagues,
	
	I am searching for any fantasy films, along the line
	of Lord of the Rings or Narnia, that have any African
	American child characters. Also, does anyone know of
	any youth films with an all-black cast? Or at least a
	black child/ren protagonist/s? The Wiz and Rogers and
	Hammerstein's Cinderella are the only two that I can
	come up with. Any suggestions would be most
	appreciated!
	
	Thank you,
	
	Debbie Olson
	Department of English
	Oklahoma State University
	205 Morrill Hall
	Stillwater, OK
	74078
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