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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 Productions
Silver Screen Partners II
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
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 fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is based on the first two books in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, a series of five novels which in turn is based on Welsh mythology.

The movie is about the evil Horned King who hopes to secure the magical Black Cauldron and rule the world with its help.

The movie is directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich. They directed the previous Disney animated movie The Fox and the Hound.

It was not very popular when it was first released. Now it has become 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

See also

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