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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)
7.3 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, 5 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, 3 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: 16 August 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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"Tack the Cobbler"


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"The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time SCREENING: Film Funday Q&A (Richard Williams w/ David Robinson) DATE: June 1st CINEMA: BFI Southbank LOCATION: London"


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"Miramax Version: Arabian Knight (1995)Princess YumYum"


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"(Streaming - Netflix) "The Thief and the Cobbler" was director Richard Williams passion project. He spent 28 years trying to get the damn thing made, still the record for longest film production. To give you an idea of how long the project was in production, Vincent Prince, who costars as the antagonist, ZigZag, left the production after recording all his dialogue in 1972, 23 years before the film's ultimate US release, and when his costar, Matthew Broderick, was only 10 years old. This was als"


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""The camp of the One-Eyes... how very nice! Perhaps they'll be willing to pay my price! I'll have those barbarians kissing my feet! And maybe, we'll find you something to eat... eh, Phido?""


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"30 Years to make this impressively animated yet uninteresting story"


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"Commentary by the people who edited together the versions to make the film more match the directors' original vision. - ★★★★"


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"The Uncobbled Cut "


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"January 20th Saw for the first time."


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" The Thief and the Cobbler was decades in the making, before the animator lost creative control. The film was never finished as the animator planned, and it was passed around a few studios who cheapened the film. The Uncobbled Cut, an unnoficial fan edit, merges the inferior film versions, and makes edits to the films, like making Tack the cobbler a silent character, in an attempt to restore the vision of Richard Williams."


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"The phone call from Vincent Price was clever, but went on a bit too long. Some of the callback jokes such as the "Mindf*** Moment" and the "What?! Pumpkin?!" felt forced and unnecessary. Although the former could have used a different song for it. There's even an error where Doug credits the name of the song wrong; it's actually called "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger, not "I'm Not Sick, But I'm Not Well". He even questioned the ideas that were actually intended by Richard Williams rather than "


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