The Black Cauldron

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Run time: 80 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 24th July 1985

Box Office Worldwide: $21.3M

Budget: $25M

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 13

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: Grant Bardsley as Taran (voice), Susan Sheridan as Eilonwy (voice), Freddie Jones as Dallben (voice), Nigel Hawthorne as Fflewddur Fflam (voice), Arthur Malet as King Eidilleg, John Byner as Gurgi / Doli, Lindsay Rich as Fairfolk, Brandon Call as Fairfolk, Gregory Levinson as Fairfolk, Eda Reiss Merin as Orddu, Adele Malis-Morey as Orwen, Billie Hayes as Orgoch, Phil Fondacaro as Creeper / Henchman, Peter Renaday as Henchman, James Almanzar as Henchman

The Black Cauldron Movie Review


Disney didn't make a PG-rated animated film until 1985; this is it, The Black Cauldron, Disney's 25th animated feature. The film successfully skews toward older kids, but it's not too much for the little ones. The story is one of the better ones from this era (predating Disney's 1990s renaissance), involving a boy who does battle with the Horned King as he attempts to destroy, well, a magic pot that would give the King the power to raise an army of the dead. That a kidnapped pig plays a central plot point is irrelevant, this is simple (and simply-animated) Disney fun. John Hurt's gravelly voice of the Horned King steals the show.

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