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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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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

How do the characters in this film learn to work together? What do they learn from each other?

If you’ve read the books, do you think this movie is a good adaptation?

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