PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.
This is the third full-length Disney animated movie to be filmed in the widescreen format of 2.39:1 aspect ratio, following Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). This was also the final one to be filmed in such a manner until Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).
Legend has it, in the mystic land of Prydain, there was once a king so cruel and so evil, that even the Gods feared him. Since no prison could hold him, he was thrown alive into a crucible of molten iron. There his demonic spirit was captured in the...
Taran unchains the gate barring their escape from the castle. In subsequent shots, the lock and chains reappear and then, finally disappear.
There are no opening or cast and crew credits.
The version of the film released to theaters omits numerous fully animated scenes that include shots of graphic violence as Taran fights his way out of the castle and shots of Eilonwy sporting ripped garments as she's hanging for her life with Taran and Fflewddur. The most well-known deleted scene, due to a clumsy jump that it left in the film's soundtrack and a cel of the infamous scene appearing online, is that of a man being mauled by one of the Cauldron-born.
$4,180,110 (USA) (28 July 1985)