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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…
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,…
some movies are so perfectly in line with your preferred aesthetic pleasures that you just want to, like, bite them
“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…
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.
Of the many obscure Disney films, "The Black Cauldron" is the leader of obscurity. Whereas most of the other obscure films get some minor attention every so often, this film is nearly fully swept under the rug. The main reason for this is how dark the film is. It does not fit in with the bright, cheery image Disney tries to uphold. A film with skeleton armies, death, and a terrifying villain certainly doesn't say "The Happiest Place on Earth".
It also just wasn't popular to begin with. The film tanked at the box office when it was released. Instead of trying to promote the film more to try and bring in some kind of an audience, Disney just neglects…
A very unloved Disney film by most. was a huge flop! I personally love it. Gurgi is so cute!
"i like forceful men" - a line of dialogue from this movie
Tenía pendiente ver la versión animada de Tarón y el Caldero mágico, porque de pequeña me leí decenas de veces el cómic de la película. Y menos mal que la he visto de mayor, porque da un mal rollito que no me hubiera dejado dormir durante días de pequeña.
En el apartado técnico, está muy bien. La animación es fluida, no he visto reciclaje y los diseños de personajes son bastante variados (salvo Taron y Elena, que tienen la misma cara-9.
Lo que más me ha gustado es la parte de los personajes, por lo que se salen de lo común: Taron no es el héroe elegido, solo un chico que tiene que ir enmendando sus errores. Elena es una…
This movie is weird.
John Hurt IS this movie. I could make a million arguments as to why this film should be Disney's next live remake but the strongest point for this movie is the unrelenting terror that is The Horned King. Few if any Disney movies are this depressing and honestly while the film isn't true to the source material, it begs for a mature, fully realized, live release. Some voice acting is good, some is bad, the plot's nothing special, but boy is this one exciting and creepy.
Creía que esta era una película que veía de pequeño pero la confundía con otra y creo que ha sido mi primera vez. (EDITO: la confundía con Quest for Camelot, aunque juraría que el nombre "El caldero negro" me era familiar)
Algo floja aunque la ambientación me mola. No hay suficientes películas de fantasía.
As we all know, Disney animation had its dark ages. The period in between Walt's death (1966) and the Disney Renaissance (1989) contains several films that are often overlooked or not often mentioned in the Disney legacy. There are some good ones like THE RESCUERS and THE FOX AND THE HOUND, and some that are just okay like THE ARISTOCATS, ROBIN HOOD, and THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE. Often considered the absolute worst is this one.
Like I said in my review of Ralph Bakshi's LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), there was once a time when Hollywood was not so obsessed with sequels and franchises, and was unsure how to deal with adapting popular book series. This film, handled differently, could…
Kind of understandable why Disney is trying to bury this, because it seems very un-disney in its production. Aside from some wonderful effect animations and a pretty awesome villain that doesn't do enough this is pretty forgettable. Also all the characters are pretty unlikable and their names are awful, also the plot is a mess
Odd film. I'm a little surprised it was released in 1985, this feels like a film from the mid-1970s. Feels a little kid-friendly Lord of the Rings-Lite. The main problem is probably weak characters. The animation doesn't look great, either.
Complete list. :-(