G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.
Larry Storch were considered for the role of Emelius.
Captain Ainsley Greer:
You there, which way to Pepperinge Eye?
Elderly Farmer: Couldn't say, sir. It said on the wireless to paint out the sign posts in case the Nazis drop in.
Captain Ainsley Greer: I'm not a Nazi, I'm a British officer!
Elderly Farmer: That's what you'd say if you *was* a Nazi, isn't it sir?
During the Beautiful Briny sequence, the line "What if the octopus the flounder and the cod think we're rather odd" is illustrated by an animated octopus playing cards with two fish - neither of which is a flatfish, as a flounder would be.
The opening credits are based on the Bayeux Tapestry, a full account of the 1066 Norman conquest of Britain.
In some versions of the film shown on TV in the UK, a scene was cut between the main characters return from the animated island and the first use of the substitutiary locomotion spell, which shows the medallion they stole from the King disappearing, and then them realizing they could still get the complete spell from the young boy's comic book, in which a picture of the medallion is printed. This cut makes it appear as though they still have the medallion, and were able to get the complete spell from it.