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The Black Cauldron

Alternate Title:Taran and the Magic Cauldron

The Black Cauldron (Taran and the Magic Cauldron) (1985) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film The Black Cauldron

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  • Feature Length Animated Film
  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios, Silver Screen Partners II
  • Animation Studio: Walt Disney Feature Animation
  • Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
  • Cartoon Characters: Taran, Eilonwy, Gurgi, Ffewddur Fflam, Dallben, The Horned King, Creeper, King Eidilleg, Doli, Orgoch, Orddu, Orwen, Hen Wen.
  • Voice Actors: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne, Arthur Malet, John Byner, John Hurt, Phil Fondacaro, Eda Reiss Merin; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Mark Hester, Terry Noss, Randy Paton.
  • Produced By Joe Hale, Don Hahn, Ronny Miller, Edward Hansen.
  • Animated By Andreas Deja, Phil Nibbelink, Hendel Butoy, Steven Gordon, Dale Baer, Doug Krohn, Ron Husband, Shawn Keller, Jay Jackson, Mike Gabriel, Barry Temple, Phillip Young, Tom Ferriter; more Animators More Cartoon Animators...
  • Written By David Jonas, Vance Gerry, Al Wilson, Roy Morita, Ted Berman, Peter Young, Richard Rich, Joe Hale, Tony Marino, Steve Hulett; more Writers More Writers...
  • Music: Elmer Bernstein, Peter Bernstein, Jay Lawton, Jack Wadsworth, Kathy Durning, Regnal Hall; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Editor: James Melton, James Koford, Armetta Jackson.
  • Originally Released on July 24, 1985.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 80 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Centuries ago, in the land of Prydain, a young man named Taran is given the task of protecting Hen Wen, a magical oracular pig, who knows the location of the...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

Alternate Title: "Taran and the Magic Cauldron."

Foreign Language Titles: "Taram Et Le Chaudron Magique" (French) and "El Caldero Magico" (Spanish).

They spent more on this film- 44 million dollars- thank any previous animated film. It was also the first more)


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Comments By: garion
Llyod Alexander wrote 5 books in Pyrdain Series. Disney's attempt to turn this into a major film, was proof that Professor Tolkien was very intelligient. He had put in his will and contracts that the rights to his books could nver be sold to Disney as...  (read more)

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The Black Cauldron

Comments By: damfine
The least watchable of all Disney features. Everything that could be wrong with a movie is here. Lifeless characters, muddled story, comic relief not that comic or much of a relief.
Avoid at all costs. Dreadful! Makes one ask "What were...  (read more)

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The Black Cauldron

Comments By: BenBurgess
"THE BLACK CAULDRON" production ('85) was designed exclusively to be in wide screen 70mm format. Disney's first animated film with a PG rating!
The VIDEO release ('98) came out in standard full scene format however. In 1881,...  (read more)

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