THE BLACK CAULDRON (Theatrical Release USA 1985)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The Black Cauldron—not the best in the Disney lineup of entertainment—seems to get lost in its storyline as it is enamored with the idea of the cauldron and cannot turn loose of that infatuation to really tell its story. The focus or mindset is out of line with its story.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A set of misfit friends set out to find an object connected to black magic before a bad force finds it.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ted Berman and Richard Rich for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ron Miller for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Taran (Voice of Grant Bardsley), Eilonwy (Voice of Susan Sheridan), Dallben (Voice of Freddie Jones), Fflewddur Fflam (Voice of Nigel Hawthorne), King Eidilleg (Voice of Arthur Malet), Gurgi/Doli (Voice of John Byner), Fairfolk (Voice of Lindsay Rich), Fairfolk (Voice of Brandon Call), Fairfolk (Voice of Gregory Levinson), Orddu (Voice of Eda Reiss Merin), Orwen (Adele Malis Morey), Oroch (Voice of Billie Hayes), Creeper/Henchman (Voice of Phil Fondacaro), Henchman (Voice of Peter Renaday), and Henchman (Voice of James Almanzar). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It loses power because it splits itself with its infatuation with the cauldron and its real storyline. 

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Ben Meyers

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