Quest for Camelot (also known as The Magic Sword) is an animated film released by Warner Bros. Animation in 1998. It was generally disliked by audiences, but did receive several award nominations for its soundtrack (composed by Patrick Doyle, with songs written by David Foster), which won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "The Prayer." As with most Follow the Leader animated features of the decade (the leader being Disney), it had a big-name voice cast, including Gary Oldman as the villain, Ruber; Cary Elwes as the male lead, Garrett; Jessalyn Gilsig as the female lead Kayley; Pierce Brosnan as King Arthur; Sir John Gielgud as Merlin; Gabriel Byrne as Kayley's father, Sir Lionel; Jane Seymour as Kayley's mother, Lady Juliana; and Eric Idle and Don Rickles as a two-headed dragon with the names Devon and Cornwall. The songs also got a pretty impressive cast of singers like Céline Dion, The Corrs and Bryan White.The film is very loosely based on a book by Vera Chapman called The King's Damosel (AKA The King's Damsel), inspired by Arthurian lore. The story was made more 'family friendly' during production by the additions of songs and cute animal friends, but they'd have done much better to have left it alone; these concessions to the Animation Age Ghetto were some of the main criticisms leveled at the film when it was released.
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