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The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron
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6.4 IMDB rating

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Grant Bardsley

Grant Bardsley

Taran
Freddie Jones

Freddie Jones

Dallben
Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne

Fflewddur Fflam
Arthur Malet

Arthur Malet

King Eidilleg
John Byner

John Byner

Gurgi / Doli
Lindsay Rich

Lindsay Rich

Fairfolk
Brandon Call

Brandon Call

Fairfolk


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David Jonas

David Jonas

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Siskel & Ebert At the Movies 1985-The Black Cauldron

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A good movie

4 months, 2 weeks ago at Dec 5 8:26
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Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even though it is not one of Disney’s greatest, I always had a weak spot for this flick. Indeed, I saw it very young (even possibly in the theater when it was first released) and I really enjoyed it back then. Eventually, I bought it again on dvd 20 years la... read more

Review of The Black Cauldron

1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 13 4:07
1 vote
I never thought Disney could get it so wrong. But they did. The Black Cauldron is quite possibly, the worst film to come from the house of mouse. It's aggressively un-Disney, but unfortunately, that works against this shockingly awful fantasy film.

The Black Cauldron is a story about a young boy named Taran who wants to be more than a pig-keeper. His wish comes true, though, when i... read more

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1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 27 17:00
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Eager to produce something different from their output during the '60s and 70's (where safe, cost-cutting features such as THE ARISTOCATS, ROBIN HOOD, and others took the place of more ambitious, grand offerings like SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO, and BAMBI), Disney produced this 1985 animated swords-and-sorcery tale based on a well-loved series of books, Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain". Unfort... read more
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Description: Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when an evil lord known as the Horned King kidnaps his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unst ... (more)
Release date: 24 July 1985
UPC: 717951008589
Animation (17), Fantasy (11), Adventure (6), Disney (6), (4), Based On A Novel (3), Family (3), Mystery (2), 1980s (2), 1985 (2), Animals (2), Pig (2), Princess (2), Magic (2), Psychic (1), Race Against Time (1), Kidnapping (1), Quest (1), Sword And Sorcery (1), Disney Animation (1)
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Jamie M. commented on a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Great film, and review.
Jamie M. voted for a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago

“Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even thoug”

the giraffe commented on a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago
@Prodigal Son - My parents bought me the entire series of books after I watched & loved the movie. Can't recall though if I ever read the whole thing. They're now sitting on my daughter's bookshelf.
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Ricky49er commented on a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I remember getting the DVD for this film in remains among the many films I have that I haven't watched. Though I definitely have wanted to check it out, specifically for the awesome Horn King. This re
Ricky49er voted for a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago

“Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even thoug”

the giraffe commented on a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I saw it in the theatre too as a child. Good to know it's held up well, maybe I'll revisit it in the near future.
the giraffe voted for a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago

“Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even thoug”

silent killer voted for a review of The Black Cauldron 4 months, 2 weeks ago

“Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even thoug”

johanlefourbe posted a review 4 months, 2 weeks ago

A good movie

“Back in the 80’s, Disney had a hard time with their animated features, they were pretty much all flops, including this movie. Personally, even though it is not one of Disney’s greatest, I always had a weak spot for this flick. Indeed, I saw it very young (even possibly in the theater when it was first released) and I really enjoyed it back then. Eventually, I bought it again on dvd 20 years later and, even as a grown-up, I still think it is pretty good. Above all, I give this movie some extra points because it was one of the very few times that Disney actually took some risks with one of their animated productions. Indeed, the whole thing is basically some pretty dark fantasy and when you watch it, it clearly stands out from the other Disney classics. It was probably why it never could” read more

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