Cinema: PG Thrills in the Land of Legend: The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron Directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich

It is a wondrous bestiary tended by young Taran and his winsome would-be princess Eilonwy. The menagerie includes Hen Wen, the clairvoyant pig, whose bottom is rounder and wigglier than Madonna's; Gurgi, whose species is unknown, but who is definitely cute, cuddly and comical; the Fairfolk, minuscule fairy creatures who come and go in clouds of Disneydust; and the three witches, who are more funny than frightening. Leading the forces of evil is the Horned King. His body is skeletal, his voice sepulchral, and his eyes glow red like coals. His aide-de-camp is a little green horror known appropriately as Creeper,...

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