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The Black Cauldron

Based on the popular children's book series, The Prydain Chronicles, by Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron follows the adventures of Taran (voice of Grant Bardsley), a young, assistant pig herder who cares for a prophetic porker sought after by the ill-intentioned Horned King (voice of Arthur Malet). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 80
Theater Release: 24 Jul 1985
Video Release: 14 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Black Cauldron is rated PG: for some scary images.

Director: Jack Hannah, Richard Rich, Ted Berman
Cast: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, June Foray, Clarence Nash
Studio: 1985 Walt DIsney Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for The Black Cauldron.

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Why Is The Black Cauldron Rated PG?

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What does Taran learn about the value of friendship? What sacrifices does he make?

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