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The Thief and the Cobbler (The Princess and the Cobbler) (1993)

The Thief and the Cobbler
7.8 Rating
(45 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Bobbi Page

Bobbi Page

Princess YumYum
Steve Lively

Steve Lively

Tack the Cobbler
Ed E. Carroll

Ed E. Carroll

The Thief
Clive Revill

Clive Revill

King Nod
Joan Sims

Joan Sims

Mad and Holy Old Witch
Kevin Dorsey

Kevin Dorsey

Mighty One-Eye


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Richard Williams

Richard Williams

(created by)
Margaret French

Margaret French

(screenplay)


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Probably the best animated film ever made!

5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 17 18:04
4 votes
The Thief and the Cobbler, created by the animator responsible for Roger Rabbit and the Pink Panther, was a beautiful film. That is, if it ever were completed properly. The film is probably the big inspiration for Disney's Aladdin, which was just as great. The animation is so brilliant, not even the likes of Disney or Don Bluth could top it. It's a film you'd have to feel bad for, since it took up... read more

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3 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 6:38
2 votes
I just re-discovered this lost classic (kudos), and what a wonderful reminiscent trip it was. Each frame was animated by hand with painstaking attention paid to every detail. The style is very distinct, feeling like a mix between modern animations and ancient Persian illustrations. This lends a sort of mature vibe to the whole film, which was Richard Williams’ intent. The Cobbler, who is the mai... read more
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Release date: 28 June 1993
UPC: 786936276954
Animation (5), 1990s (3), Adventure (3), Fantasy (3), Animated (2), 1993 (2), Family (2), Betrayal (2), Medieval (2), 72 Min (1), Cartoon (1), (1)
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Top Favorite Films of 1993 (82 movies items)

" Directed by Richard Williams Starring Matthew Broderick, Steve Lively, Vincent Price, Ed E. Carroll, Bobbi Page, Jonathan Winters, Clive Revill, Mona Marshall, Kevin Dorsey, Joan Sims, Donald Pleasance, Stanley Baxter, Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Beals, Windsor Davies, Toni Collette, Eddie Bryne, Eric Bogasian, Joss Ackland, Felix Aylmer, Sara Crowe, Miriam Margoyles, Hillary Pritchard, Anthony Quayle, and Richard Williams "


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"This is a tricky one because legendary animator Richard William's 'The Thief and the Cobbler' is one of animation's highest watermarks... but only in certain versions. The story of this film's 28 year production is a fascinating but deeply sad one. Williams (who made the absolutely wonderful Oscar winning short animation of 'A Christmas Carol') began production on his pet project in 1964, always intending to make it his masterpiece and to push the boundaries of animation. Throughout the 70s a"


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"Incomplete films I really like fan edits and restorations of films; the recobbled cut was made by a fan who spliced together some rough cuts and the complete inferior versions (the director didn't make the versions) to make a great estimation of what Richard Williams wanted. They un-Disneyfied the film (bad musicals made the film look like an Aladdin rip off when Disney's Aladdin ripped of some scenes), and made Tack a mute. "


yord posted a review 3 years, 2 months ago

“I just re-discovered this lost classic (kudos), and what a wonderful reminiscent trip it was. Each frame was animated by hand with painstaking attention paid to every detail. The style is very distinct, feeling like a mix between modern animations and ancient Persian illustrations. This lends a sort of mature vibe to the whole film, which was Richard Williams’ intent. The Cobbler, who is the main hero in the film, says only three words throughout, and the Thief says not one, yet we can understand them and what they are thinking through their motions, eye movements, and expressions. However, ZigZag, who serves as the main villain, became my favorite character the moment he stepped onto the screen. He is simply unforgettable, thanks to the superb voice acting of Vincent Price—rhyming eac” read more

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"A Movie That I Wish More People Would`ve Seen The Uncobbled Cut Richard Williams worked on the film for decades, only to lose creative control; the animation scenes, particularly at the end are genius, and are more imaginatively animated than most modern Disney films."


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"The Recobbled Cut, most obviously. This film is a great example of executive meddling gone horribly wrong. Changing it from a supposed masterpiece by the great animator that brought you Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to a shameful Disney knockoff is such an inexcusable disgrace. It definitely deserves a proper restoration treatment. Hopefully, it will in the future, as it's better late than never."


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"Note: The Re Cobbled Cut of the film that Williams originally intended to create."


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" "The world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality." Wow. Of all the animated movies I’ve seen, this one just blew me away. Not the crappy versions with the songs, the Recobbled Cut. The animation is just... IT’S CGI! Just kidding, it’s all done with pencils. The film is also really inventive, the dialogue is brilliant (especially from Vincent Price’s performance as the villain. VINCENT PRICE!) and it’s even better than Aladdin! The main villa"


Max the Movie Kid posted a review 5 years, 3 months ago

Probably the best animated film ever made!

“The Thief and the Cobbler, created by the animator responsible for Roger Rabbit and the Pink Panther, was a beautiful film. That is, if it ever were completed properly. The film is probably the big inspiration for Disney's Aladdin, which was just as great. The animation is so brilliant, not even the likes of Disney or Don Bluth could top it. It's a film you'd have to feel bad for, since it took up to 26 years to make and seemed to fail and get butchered.

It's about a cute mute (at least he should've been) named Tack, a cobbler, who might compare to Jo-Jo in the Blue Sky version of Horton Hears a Who. The other main character is the swamp-coloured, cheeky, silent thief (at least he should've been silent). He is crazy for gold stuff as Scrat from Ice Age is crazy for acorns and he ” read more