The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron (1985) Directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich Synopsis Taran is an assistant pig-keeper on a small farm in the country of Prydain.  The owner of the farm, Dalben the Enchanter, fears that the evil Horned King will use Hen Wen, a magical pig that he and Taran care for, to discover … Continue reading The Black Cauldron

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time (1988) Dir. by Don Bluth Starring Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson and Pat Hingle Plot A group of young dinosaurs, led by the Apatosaurus Littlefoot, are separated from their families by an earthquake.  Together they seek out the Great Valley, the only place remaining with abundant plant life, while attempting to avoid the predation … Continue reading The Land Before Time

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound (1981) Directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens Synopsis: A fox cub, orphaned when its mother is killed on a hunt, is found by the owl Big Mama.  She and her bird friends arrange for the cub to be adopted by a local widow, who names him Tod.  … Continue reading The Fox and the Hound

Red Sonja

Red Sonja (1985) Dir. by Richard Fleischer Starring Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman and Arnold Schwarzenegger Plot  A female warrior is tasked by her dying sister to recover and destroy a power magical artifact that has been stolen by an evil queen, before its power grows out of control and it destroys the world.  Along the way, she … Continue reading Red Sonja

The Rescuers

The Rescuers (1977) Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery and Art Stevens Synopsis A little girl named Penny is seen throwing a bottle with a note in it in a river.  The bottle makes its way to New York City, where the note is read by the members of the Rescue Aid Society: an international … Continue reading The Rescuers

The Flight of Dragons

The Flight of Dragons (finished in 1982, not released until 1986) Dir. by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass Starring James Earl Jones, John Ritter and Harry Morgan Plot Faced with the weakening of magic caused by the rise of scientific reasoning, three of the four great wizards attempt to seal off the realms of magic … Continue reading The Flight of Dragons

No Posts This Week

I’m officially taking this week off. As of last week, I’m finally back to a full work schedule at both of my regular jobs. Which is great, as it’s been more than five months since my last shift at the college. However, that means that the movie watching and writing schedule I’ve gotten used to … Continue reading No Posts This Week

The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks (1992) Dir. by Stephen Herek Starring Emilio Estevez, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson Plot A Minneapolis defense attorney, who’s successful but an arrogant asshole, is sentenced to community service coaching youth hockey following a DUI arrest.  He is assigned to the worst team in the league, an underfunded squad without much in the … Continue reading The Mighty Ducks

Robin Hood

Robin Hood (1973) Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman Synopsis In a world populated entirely by animals, the rooster minstrel Alan-a-Dale narrates the tale of Robin Hood the fox and Little John the bear.  After the duo steals a large quantity of money from Prince John (a lion), the prince puts a bounty on their heads and … Continue reading Robin Hood


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