Voices of John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Grant Bardsley, John Huston
(7-Very Good Film)
Exciting. Impressive. Undercooked.
A pig keeper, Taran, fights to protect his pig’s mystical powers from an evil king looking for a powerful magic object. The accepted run time for animated movies does not really allow for the full scope of an epic story such as Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain, and apparently many of the more creative elements of this film were weeded out by executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, but still, this animated flick boasts great animation, some darker material than we’re used to from Disney, and a thick coating of eighties camp that makes it interesting. I wish they would have followed through on the telling this dark adventure though.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-