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Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. 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.
Decades Project: 7/8 of the 80's
"Oh, I'm sorry. I've ignored you. You did come for the Black Cauldron, didn't you? Good. Then climb in! It will only cost you your life."
The Black Cauldron is one of the great curiosities of Disney's animated output. In many ways it's not terribly different from The Sword in the Stone, but the small differences make a huge impact. It's easily the darkest Disney animated feature: there are long scenes in dark dungeons filled with skeletons and goblins and evil kings who want to cut your cute little piggy's head off with a giant axe. It's Lord-of-the-Rings, carrying-the-burden-of-The-One-Ring dark—which is great if you're into that type of fantasy, and the film has developed…
some movies are so perfectly in line with your preferred aesthetic pleasures that you just want to, like, bite them
Animation Sunday 2015 #37- The Black Cauldron
Ah yes. The Black Cauldron. Disney's first animated release to earn a PG rating, an ambitious project indeed but somehow managed to end up being one of the biggest flops in the company's history and was ousted by the Care Bears movie in that same year (harsh). But, come on guys, is the film really that bad?
Sure the film's PG, and deservedly so, but still, many of today's animated releases, many of which are Disney, earn a PG rating and are highly accepted. Just because a bold fantasy flick is hated for scarring some children doesn't mean it should be crapped on. On the flipside, like with The Secret of NIMH and,…
I saw this in the cinema when I was young and had the Panini sticker album but there doesn't seem to be much nostalgia in my mind for it after seeing it again.
There's not a lot of Disney magic here and it seems to borrow characters from other stuff. A minstrel who if you close your eyes could be C3PO and a strange furry creature who reminds me of Gollum from the animated Lord of the Rings.
“The Black Cauldron” is the 25th film in the Disney Animated Canon and loosely based on “The Chronicles of Prydain” by Lloyd Alexander, a series of books inspired by Welsh mythology. This film was also a box office bomb that nearly destroyed the Disney animation department. It was also out grossed by The Care Bears Movie that was released the same year, which was the first time EVER that a Disney film had lost to a non-Disney animated film. This served as a huge wakeup call for Disney who from then on made their films on stricter deadlines and with more executive input which…
This is an ambitious but disappointing animated feature from Disney's down period in the 80's.
A box office failure on its initial release, over the years it's acquired a reputation as a cult favorite.
It has a lot going for it- mainly great looking animation and a dark Tolkien vibe.
But the characters particularly the lead are one dimensional and uninteresting. The villain is evil looking and menacing but doesn't do much. The love story is flat and boring.
The overall tone is uneven with way too much comic relief from the furry little animal characters- mainly the annoying Gurgi and Creeper.
Definitely was hoping for something more here, as I think this might be a first time watch. I don't recall seeing this when it first came out even though I had some of the merchandising.
Eilonwy is a true Princess. Get it sorted, Disney.
When I was a kid I loved this movie. When it came time to transfer over to a DVD player I still had to keep some of my VHS tapes and there was no parting with this film.
However I will say that this movie when watched now does feel a little bit dated. The voice acting and the animation aren't the greatest that I have ever seen, but it's still one of Disney's most under rated films.
This film also has one of Disney's best villains. He doesn't sing but he is actually very scary and quite dark.
Disney's big fantasy epic is surprisingly well-realized, considering it has such an anonymous reputation within the animation canon. The story is layered with many characters, great animation, and an interesting amount of violence. Some aspects of the movie are pretty silly or just plain bad (Gurgi, party of one), but it's worth viewing.
Hidden by darkness, guarded by witches...
Discovered by a boy, stolen by a king...
Whoever owns it will rule the world...
Or destroy it.
Probably the most infamous entry in the Disney Animated Classics series, being both a sensitive subject and a box office bomb for Disney, which are two things that might mingle more than what meets the mind at first thought. When looking at it, you could almost say, that the movie has a history more fascinating than the film itself, in which the studio lost everything from their money to their motivation to make more movies after this. Disney was betting big time on a thematically ambitious and artistically different project, which could make you wonder exactly…
Really dark Disney. Interesting in a way but the princess gives you murder ideas.
After Disney’s death, the studio didn’t have the stream of big hits that it used to, I mean, it had a big hit every once in a while, but it never quite reached the Snow White standards. And on top of that, the films were taking longer and longer and longer to make. So, if Disney couldn’t wow audiences, people felt they got gypped, and the film that many Disney fans seems to say is the crowning achievement of failure is The Black Cauldron. How bad is it? Well, for putting so much money into the animation and so much money into advertising, it failed to please audiences and critics alike, proving to be a gigantic financial failure so much…
Quite possibly the most darkest and ambitious that Disney has gone, the only thing that holds this film back is the fact that the bloody stupid executive known as Jeffrey Katzenberg butchered this film by deleting many of the "scarier" scenes.
And the reason why lots of scenes were deleted?
Bloody moral guardians. They are the ruin of this world.
Even so, it's a testament to Disney that this film still stands as one of their best, even with a significant portion of its story wiped out.
AND it was FAR BETTER than the BLOODY BOOKS it was based on.
The main character is super annoying. The plot events are very arbitrary, though overall the plot is decent. The animation seems to be of varying quality; the backgrounds are great but sometimes the characters look pretty bad moving through them. The characters other than the main character are fun, and the villain is awesome.
An underrated but very dark Disney film. Definitely worth checking out. The main character may be annoying and it seems to rip off A New Hope, but it shouldn't be missed.
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Movies that I think that are underrated. Be sure to check out my list for the movies that I think…