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The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron
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Susan Sheridan Susan Sheridan
Eilonwy
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
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David Jonas David Jonas
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A good movie

3 years, 6 months 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 when I was 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 y... read more

Review of The Black Cauldron

5 years ago at Jun 13 4:07
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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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5 years 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 unstoppable soldiers. With the aid of a stubborn princess, an exaggerating bard, and a pestering creature called Gurgi, Taran will try to save the world of Prydain from the Horned King. As the new friends face witches, elves, magic swords, and the Cauldron itself, Taran starts to learn what being a hero ... (more)
Release date: 24 July 1985
UPC: 717951008589
Tags: Animation (16), Fantasy (10), Disney (6), Adventure (6), (4), Based On A Novel (3), Family (3), Box Office Flop (2), Mystery (2), Animals (2), 1980s (2), Tim Burton (2), 1985 (2), Princess (2), Magic (2), Pig (2), Forest (1), Kidnapping (1), King (1), Higher Friends (1)
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