History YMMV / TheBlackCauldron

21st Jul '16 11:22:11 PM jameygamer
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* CounterpartComparison: With Link. Predating ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' by a year, Taran wears clothes and carries a sword strikingly similar to those of Link in his very early years. Plus looting dungeons, working well with animals, wielding a magic sword, having to stop a very old BigBad from getting an artifact of great power, and breaking lots of pots. Also, Eilonwy seems to be this to Zelda.

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* CounterpartComparison: With Link. Predating ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' by a year, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda year]], Taran wears clothes and carries a sword strikingly similar to those of Link in his very early years. Plus looting dungeons, working well with animals, wielding a magic sword, having to stop a very old BigBad from getting an artifact of great power, and breaking lots of pots. Also, Eilonwy seems to be this to Zelda.
9th Jun '16 2:08:09 PM rjd1922
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* AwesomeMusic: Courtesy of Music/ElmerBernstein.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Courtesy of Music/ElmerBernstein.



* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: One could say the video game is better than the film it's based on.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: For all its problems, the film's animation stands out as one of its more polished elements and really lends itself on the dark tone and atmosphere of the story.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: For all its problems, the film's animation stands out as one of its more polished elements and really lends itself on the dark tone and atmosphere of the story.
1st Jun '16 2:59:46 AM BrightLight
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* AwesomeMusic: Courtesy of Music/ElmerBernstein

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* AwesomeMusic: Courtesy of Music/ElmerBernsteinMusic/ElmerBernstein.
1st Jun '16 2:59:35 AM BrightLight
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* AwesomeMusic: Courtesy of Music/ElmerBernstein
1st Jun '16 2:57:36 AM BrightLight
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* NightmareRetardant: The Horned King's theme music is frightening--until that theremin kicks in and makes the sound of a B-movie slide whistle.



* QualityByPopularVote: It could be argued that the film has suffered from this. Because it was unpopular in the theaters, it's been severely underrated. Although there is good reason it was unpopular in theaters. Many, if not all, characters in the movie are considered to be the [[TheScrappy Scrappies]] of the Disney Universe, with Gurgi and Creeper being the most universal. It doesn't help that the plotting and pacing of the movie is ''quite'' inconsistent and it seems to lack a proper theme.

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* QualityByPopularVote: It could be argued that the film has suffered from this. Because it was unpopular in the theaters, it's been severely underrated. Although there is good reason it was unpopular in theaters. Many, if not all, characters in the movie are considered to be the [[TheScrappy Scrappies]] of the Disney Universe, with Gurgi and Creeper being the most universal. It doesn't help that the plotting and pacing of the movie is ''quite'' inconsistent and it seems to lack a proper theme.
30th Mar '16 7:55:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Despite all the build up the character had, the Horned King doesn't put up much of a fight before he is sucked into the cauldron: He lunges unarmed at Taran and grabs him, showing no display of powers or fighting abilities whatsoever, and is killed when Taran pushes him in the general direction of the cauldron.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Despite all the build up the character had, the Horned King doesn't put up much of a fight before he is sucked into the cauldron: He he lunges unarmed at Taran and grabs him, showing no display of powers or fighting abilities whatsoever, and is killed when Taran pushes him in the general direction of the cauldron.]]



* CultClassic: One of the few films in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon to earn this.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Horned King. Even if the movie failed at the box office and is one of the lesser known Disney feature films, The Horned King is a cult favorite within the Disney fandom and many times is compared with the likes of Maleficent and Chernabog. Probably the only reason why this movie is his only appearance within the Disney universe is because he's NightmareFuel incarnate and so would traumatize younger viewers in further appearances. Fans have even already demanded Disney to let The Horned King to make a main appearance in future ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games. Being played by Creator/JohnHurt probably has quite a bit to do with it.

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* CultClassic: One of the few films in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon to earn become this.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Horned King. Even if the movie failed at the box office and is one of the lesser known Disney feature films, The Horned King is a cult favorite within the Disney fandom and many times is compared with the likes of Maleficent and Chernabog. Probably the only reason why this movie is his only appearance within the He probably would've had a respectable presence in Disney universe is because he's NightmareFuel incarnate and so would traumatize younger viewers in further appearances. properties if it hadn't been for the movie's poor initial reception. Fans have even already demanded Disney to let The the Horned King to make a main an appearance in future ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games. Being played by Creator/JohnHurt probably has quite a bit to do with it.



** The Creeper may also qualify, given his tendency to break the mood during some of the Horned King's more genuinely frightening scenes.

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** The Creeper may also qualify, given his tendency to break the mood during some of the Horned King's more genuinely frightening scenes.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''Most definitely not''. Or at least not originally intended to be before the ExecutiveMeddling. Adverts [[MisaimedMarketing lured kids in with a light-hearted fantasy adventure of wonder and magic]]. The actual product is nothing like that. Still didn't stop it from getting a Universal - suitable for everyone rating in the UK though (it got a PG rating in the US). Yeah... you might wanna run that classification check through again guys.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''Most definitely not''. Or at least not originally intended to be before the ExecutiveMeddling. Adverts [[MisaimedMarketing lured kids in with a light-hearted fantasy adventure of wonder and magic]]. The actual product is nothing like that. Still didn't stop it from getting a Universal - suitable -- a "suitable for everyone everyone" rating in the UK though (it got a PG rating in the US). Yeah... you might wanna run that classification check through again guys.
29th Feb '16 12:16:59 AM thatother1dude
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Gurgi's cutesy, high-pitched voice, as well as Taran's constant moaning in the first half of the film probably qualify as this.
9th Jan '16 5:29:00 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: One of the movies that Disney considers to be this to their animated adventures.
13th Dec '15 4:16:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* VindicatedByHistory: It's noticeably darker tone, new animation format, ExecutiveMeddling and a lot of bad luck made 1985 viewers see the film as a train wreck; modern viewers can appreciate it more.
12th Nov '15 8:25:32 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: For all its problems, the film's animation stands out as one of its more polished elements and really lends itself on the dark tone and atmosphere of the story.
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