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Awesome / The Black Cauldron

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And they say All Animation Is Disney! Well, Disney themselves just proved that not to be the case.
  • The Horned King's entrance via Villain Teleportation. Shame he never demonstrates any more (non-Cauldron) magic afterwards.
  • Fflewddur, though less competent than his book counterpart, gets a beautiful one when he ruins the witches' Batman Gambit by turning their own words against them: "We never give anything away! We bargain — we trade, remember?"
    • Followed by the "Oh, pull yourself together, Madam!" to Orwen.
  • Eilonwy helping Taran escape the castle.
  • Eilonwy demanding Taran's respect. Once she gets it, she respects him as well.
    Taran: What does a girl know about swords, anyway?
    Eilonwy: “Girl”? “GIRL”?! If it weren’t for this “girl”, you would still be in the Horned King’s dungeon!
  • Taran admitting he's not a hero is pretty awesome since he'd been dreaming of being one for most of the movie. It takes a lot of courage to admit you're not cut out for something.
  • Creeper wearing the Horned King's headdress and laughing maniacally as he escapes.
  • The rise of the Cauldron Born is one for the animators. It is terrifying.
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  • Gurgi's sacrifice to stop the Cauldron.
  • The Horned King trying to sacrifice Taran to the Cauldron to regain his army, even grabbing at him when he was safe and shoving him towards its suction.
  • Awesome Music: Elmer Bernstein wrote a pretty great score. And thanks to Disney's deal with Intrada, the original music (a re-recording came out in the '80s via Varèse Sarabande) was finally released in 2012.


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