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The Black Cauldron
Directed by Ted Berman
Richard Rich
Produced by Joe Hale
Ron Miller
Story by Art Stevens
Peter Young
Roy Morita
Al Wilson
David Jonas
Vance Gerry
Ted Berman
Richard Rich
Joe Hale
Narrated by John Huston
Starring Grant Bardsley
Susan Sheridan
Nigel Hawthorne
John Byner
John Hurt
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Editing by Armetta Jackson
James Koford
James Melton
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Silver Screen Partners II
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) July 24, 1985 (1985-07-24)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Money made $21,288,692

The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy movie based on Lloyd Alexander's Welsh mythology novel series The Chronicles of Prydain. The movie is directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich, who directed the previous movie The Fox and the Hound.

The movie follows a villager and his allies on a quest to stop the evil Horned King from using the magical Black Cauldron.

It was not popular when it was first released. It is a cult movie. It cost $25 million to make. It earned only $21 million at the North American box office. It is said to be one of the worst box-office failures from Walt Disney Animation Studios.


  • Grant Bardsley as Taran
  • Susan Sheridan as Princess Eilonwy
  • Nigel Hawthorne as Fflewddur Fflam
  • John Byner as Gurgi/Doli
  • John Hurt as the Horned King
  • Freddie Jones as Dallben
  • Arthur Malet as King Eidilleg
  • Eda Reiss Merin as Orddu
  • Adele Malis-Morey as Orwen
  • Billie Hayes as Orgoch
  • Phil Fondacaro as Creeper
  • John Huston as the narrator
  • Brandon Call as Fairy #1
  • Gregory Levinson as Fairy #2
  • Lindsay Rich as Fairy #3
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