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

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Vincent Price Vincent Price
ZigZag
Bobbi Page Bobbi Page
Princess YumYum
Clive Revill Clive Revill
King Nod
Joan Sims Joan Sims
Mad and Holy Old Witch
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
Phido the Vulture
Stanley Baxter Stanley Baxter
Gofer / Slap
Kenneth Williams Kenneth Williams
Goblet / Tickle


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Richard Williams Richard Williams
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Probably the best animated film ever made!

13 years, 11 months ago at Mar 17 18:04
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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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11 years, 10 months ago at Apr 27 6:38
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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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4 years ago at Feb 12 15:21
2 votes
Hablando de la versión original de Richard Williams y no la basura que Warner Bros recortó y masacró, The thief and the cobbler es una película excelentemente animada, con, probablemente, una de las mejores animaciones de la historia.
Pero más allá del apartado técnico, los personajes son realmente buenos, con personalidades muy marcadas que hacen que el filme se mantenga entretenido ... read more
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Release date: 25 August 1995
UPC: 786936276954
Tags: Animation (5), Fantasy (3), Adventure (3), 1990s (3), Animated (2), Family (2), 1993 (2), Betrayal (2), Medieval (2), Cartoon (1), (1), 72 Min (1), British Animation (1)
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" The prosperous Golden City is ruled by the narcoleptic King Nod and protected by three Golden Balls atop its tallest minaret. According to a prophecy, the city would fall to "destruction and death" if the Balls are removed, and could only be saved by "the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things". Living in the city is a cobbler, Tack, and a nameless, unsuccessful yet persistent Thief, both mute. The Thief and the Cobbler is an unfinished animated fantasy film directed by Ri"


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" The prosperous Golden City is ruled by the narcoleptic King Nod and protected by three Golden Balls atop its tallest minaret. According to a prophecy, the city would fall to "destruction and death" if the Balls are removed, and could only be saved by "the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things". Living in the city is a cobbler, Tack, and a nameless, unsuccessful yet persistent Thief, both mute. The Thief and the Cobbler is an unfinished animated fantasy film directed by Ri"


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“El mensaje es muy sencillo para una película tan compleja en técnica, sin embargo creo que a su vez, ahí se encuentra parte de lo más poético a nivel metatextual.

"Una pequeña cosa, tal como un clavo; O una pequeña persona, tal como un zapatero, pueden acabar con grandes eventos, tales como guerras". Quizá ese mensaje sea más valioso de lo que se da crédito, y es la razón última de por qué Richard Williams pasó al rededor de 40 años elaborando esta película. Porque paradójicamente, mientras transmite sobre la simpleza, esconde en la técnica una complejidad nunca antes vista en animación.” read more

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"31.12. Recobbled Cut. The plot barely flows, but the story and people behind the film are so good they make for it. The art and the animation are superb on technical level alone. Here's a nice trivia for you: they asked Sean Connery to read one line, but Connery declined the offer because he thought it was some stupid joke. The line was: "I love you". "


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davidcartoons posted a review 4 years ago

“Hablando de la versión original de Richard Williams y no la basura que Warner Bros recortó y masacró, The thief and the cobbler es una película excelentemente animada, con, probablemente, una de las mejores animaciones de la historia.

Pero más allá del apartado técnico, los personajes son realmente buenos, con personalidades muy marcadas que hacen que el filme se mantenga entretenido durante toda su duración, la agresividad de Yum Yum, la estupidez del ladrón, la maliciosidad exagerada de ZigZag y la pasividad del zapatero hacen que la película sea entretenida.

Más allá de esto, la trama no es la gran cosa, no sucede algo realmente interesante y no hay algún mensaje en concreto, pero sigue siendo una película entretenida por su excelsa animación y sus mem” read more

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