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

The Thief and the Cobbler
7.8 Rating
(43 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


Written by (View all)
Richard Williams

Richard Williams

(created by)
Margaret French

Margaret French

(screenplay)


The Thief and the Cobbler Videos

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Trailer

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Probably the best animated film ever made!

4 years, 7 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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2 years, 6 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: 27 October 1993
UPC: 786936276954
Animation (4), Fantasy (3), 1990s (3), Adventure (3), Family (2), Betrayal (2), Medieval (2), Animated (2), 1993 (2), Cartoon (1), (1), 72 Min (1)
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