And the expression of Black Beauty as a character, while working as a narrator in a novel, doesn’t work as well in the movie. While Kate Winslet’s voice acting is fine, it’s just largely unnecessary. While there are certainly points where Black Beauty is telling us something we otherwise might not be able to learn, for the most part, Beauty is simply describing the events of the movie we are already watching, and therefore it just doesn’t matter that much. Perhaps there was a feeling that the young audiences this film is intended for might use the additional guidance, but I’d bet it will only be the case for the youngest viewers. Most children would still understand what happened and how Black Beauty is feeling without the help.