G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.
This was the last Disney-branded film to receive an Academy Award until The Little Mermaid (1989), though others received nominations and two Touchstone films, The Color of Money (1986) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), received awards before that.
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?
When they first meet, Emilius Browne corrects Miss Price by emphatically describing himself as "the *late* headmaster" (of the Correspondence College of Witchcraft), which would mean that he had died. The correct term is "the former headmaster".
The opening credits are based on the Bayeux Tapestry, a full account of the 1066 Norman conquest of Britain.
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