A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.With the budget of $44 million, it was the most expensive animated film ever made at the time. Earning $21.3 million domestically, it led to a loss for the studio, putting the future of Walt Disney Feature Animation in jeopardy. Due to its poor performance, Disney released the film for the first time on home video in 1998.Despite growing up in the 1980s, I actually never heard of this Disney film or any of its characters. Even now (2017) when I finally watched it, it seemed like a film that never existed. If Disney tried to bury it, I can understand it being forgotten throughout the 90s, especially as their second golden age was overshadowing decades of duds.The movie itself is neither good nor bad. A few repeat viewings and it would probably grow on me, but there are no really memorable characters. And there are no songs, which is what really makes a Disney cartoon immortal.
This ones tough. It's not terrible, but the things it does wrong haunt the movie considerably. They were almost there, but I believe the writing was all over the place for this movie. I was starting to like the characters, until the introduced the next one and the next one and the next one! I never even fully got to enjoy all the characters. I needed more of what they had. Im a HUGE fan of how this film looks. It can be pretty at times and very atmospheric. The character designs are timeless too, it's just sad that their personalities don't match.
Now there are Disney fans who have grown up with this Disney film and this is 4 years before the start of the Disney renaissance era. Now this film is based on an old fairy tale book and it tells about this Black Cauldron which has the power to raise the dead and enslave the world. The only one who could use that kind of power was the Horned King. One boy, a princess and a little dog like creature were all that stood in his way. When the power of the Black Cauldron is reversed, the Horned King gets sucked into it along with his army of the dead. Then the boy, the princess and Gurgi lived happily ever after. Now one fact about this is that this is the first animated Disney film without any songs. Now this is an OK Disney film but the animation in this isn't all that great. I choose Frozen and the Lion King over this.
I found this to be an excellent film!The voice acting was brilliant.The music was brilliant.The main characters (good and evil) were brilliant.The action was brilliant.Capable of making you feel emotion - happy, sad, baleful, hilarity, you name it.And I do love the fact that this is one of Disney's darkest.It's my favorite Disney film ever.And if you're gonna tell me "Read the Books!" don't bother. I tried the Books and they were horrible.