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The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 25th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it is loosely based on the first two books in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, a series of five novels that are, in turn, based on Welsh mythology.

Set in the mythical land of Prydain during the dark ages, the film centers on the evil Horned King who hopes to secure an ancient magical cauldron that will aid him in his desire to conquer the world. He is opposed by a young pig keeper named Taran, the young princess Eilonwy, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, and a wild creature named Gurgi who seek to prevent him from ruling the world by destroying the cauldron.

The film is directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich, who had directed Disney's previous animated film The Fox and the Hound in 1981, the final Disney animated film to be recorded in RCA Photophone. It features the voices of Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne, John Byner, and John Hurt. It was the first Disney animated film to receive a PG rating as well as the first Disney animated film to feature computer-generated imagery. The film was released theatrically by Buena Vista Distribution on July 24, 1985. Disney released the film for the first time on home video in 1998.

Cast

Image Character USA Mex Jap Bra Ger Fra Ita Fin Fra(1998) Isr 
Taran Taran Raúl Aldana Frank Shaff Thierry Bourdon Christophe Lemoine
Elena Princess Eilonwy Diana Santos Miina Tominaga Marisa Leal Barbara Tissier
Dolben Dallben Esteban Siller Kazuo Kumakura Orlando Drummond Esa Saario
Fausto Flama Fflewddur Fflam Luis Bayardo Isaac Bardavid Ami Mandelman
Gurgi Gurgi Héctor Lee Mário Jorge de Andrade Wolfgang Ziffer Roger Carel Jukka Rasila
The Horned king The Horned King Blas García Shôzô Iizuka Joachim Kemmer Ohad Shachar
Creeper Creeper Salvador Nájar Chikao Ôtsuka Roger Carel Shimon Cohen
Rey Enrique King Eidilleg Jesús Colín Ichirô Nagai Veikko Honkanen Roger Carel
Ondina Orddu Rosario Muñoz Ledo
Orwen Orwen Nancy MacKenzie Orna Katz
Ogoch Ogoch Ángela Villanueva Shafrira Zakai
Doli Doli Esteban Siller Ryûji Saikachi Aarre Karén Albert Cohen
Niño Gnomo 1 Fair Folk Boy 1
Fair Folk Boy 2 Fair Folk Boy 2
Fair Folk Girl Fair Folk Girl Adriana Torres
Soldado 1 Henchman 1 Yamil Atala
Henchman 2 Henchman 2 Francisco Colmenero
Henchman 3 Henchman 3 Eduardo Borja
Henchman 4 Henchman 4
Soldado 5 Henchman 5 Carlos Segundo
Caldero Magico Voice in Dream Eduardo Liñán
The Black Cauldron Title Narrator Carlos Petrel Márcio Seixas Esa Saario Micha Uzin-Salian