Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Black Cauldron...
The Black Cauldron, Walt Disney Pictures’ 25th animated feature-length film, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Special Edition DVD release September 14 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Based on Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain books, this mystical, action-packed adventure debuts just in time for Halloween. The film tells the story of Taran, an apprentice pig keeper with dreams of becoming a great warrior, who embarks on a quest to find a magical and powerful Black Cauldron before the evil tyrant Horned King can possess it for his own diabolical purposes. Fantastical characters like the oracular pig Hen Wen, the willful princess Eilonwy, and the droll but annoying Gurgi face witches, elves, magic swords and other obstacles. As they journey through these thrilling escapades, Taran begins to learn the true meaning of what it is to be a hero.
I vaguely remember this movie from when I was a child and I was excited to sit down and watch it (again!) with A&W. The story is exciting but I will say it was also fairly "dark" so be watchful of that if you have young ones who are sensitive. Some of the images were a little bit scary for my four year olds but I think the excitement in the story line outweighed the scariness of the Horned King for them! A&W are really into "bad guys" these days so they were really right on the edge of their seats for this one....that Horned King sure is a bad guy!! They loved the little pig Hen Wen and I am sure want to be the heroic Taran when they grow up. This is a great film by Disney that would make a super addition to your collection. The suggested retail price is $19.99 but you can buy it on Amazon right now for $13.99...a bargain!!
This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of The Black Cauldron for purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review and the views are my own.