The Black Cauldron (movie)

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The Black Cauldron
Directed byTed Berman
Richard Rich
Story byArt Stevens
Peter Young
Roy Morita
Al Wilson
David Jonas
Vance Gerry
Ted Berman
Richard Rich
Joe Hale
Based onThe Chronicles of Prydain
by Lloyd Alexander
Produced byJoe Hale
Ron Miller
StarringGrant Bardsley
Susan Sheridan
Nigel Hawthorne
John Byner
John Hurt
Narrated byJohn Huston
Edited byArmetta Jackson
James Koford
James Melton
Music byElmer Bernstein
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • July 24, 1985 (1985-07-24)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[1]
Box office$21,288,692[2]

The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American-Welsh animated fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is based on the first two books in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, a series of five novels which in turn is based on Welsh mythology.

The movie is about the evil Horned King who hopes to secure the magical Black Cauldron and rule the world with its help.

The movie is directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich. They directed the previous Disney animated movie The Fox and the Hound.

It was not very popular when it was first released. Now it has become a cult movie. It cost $25 million to make. It earned only $21 million at the North American box office. It is said to be one of the worst box-office failures from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Magical Kingdoms
  2. "The Black Cauldron (1985)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 23, 2010.