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The Black Cauldron
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: G Year: 1985 Category: Children
Director: Richard Rich Time: 80 min. Writer: Ted Berman

Reviews
Mine: One of Disney's worst efforts. The look of the movie is all right, but the story is not coherent, and it never has a fantasy kind of feel. Cute in the wrong ways and times, jarring at others.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Disney's expensive, ambitious animated feature is a pretty good but unmemorable sword-and-sorcery tale about a young boy who must find powerful black cauldron before it falls into the hands of evil Horned King. Good storytelling for kids, with impressive effects animation for buffs. Supporting characters Gurgi (a good guy) and Creeper (a baddie) have all the best moments. Super Technirama 70
User Reviews:
Axel's rating:
3.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Not bad. Somewhat uneven, but it's an overall good story that convincingly portrays the Dark Ages. I give them a lot of credit for making this film primarily for the fantasy fans, rather than normal Disney fare (like 1981's Dragonslayer). Impressive animation. There's some good humor here, but it seems jarring at times. Elmer Bernstein's score is impressive.
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Cast
Grant Bardsley as:
Taran
Susan Sheridan as:
Eilonwy
Freddie Jones as:
Dalben
Nigel Hawthorne Nigel Hawthorne as:
Fflewddur Fflam
Arthur Malet as:
King Eidilleg
John Byner as:
Doli
Adele Malis-Morey as:
Orwen
Billie Hayes as:
Orgoch