The Black Cauldron

Episode 38 – The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron, an often forgotten (and some would say underappreciated) animated feature film, is one of Disney animation’s black sheep. It was Dark, a little gritty, was not favored by critics or audiences at the time and it didn’t get a home video release for more than a decade after it premiered. But how about now? It’s been more than 30 years since it’s release. Was it really too scary for kids? Let’s find out together!

Highlights: The Chronicles of Prydain, Disney, Ron Miller, Roy Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tim Burton, Roger Ebert, Tron, Ghostbusters, Ondes Martenot, George W. Bush, Robin Williams, Tarzan, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Phil Fondacaro, Mary Poppins, H.R. Pufnstuf, Step by Step, John Huston, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Chinatown, Rankin & Bass, Gandalf, The Hobbit


Theatrical Trailer:
Roger Ebert’s Review:
Original Soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein:

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