Before "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," There was "The Black Cauldron"
|Taran and Hen Wen|
|Hen Wen is kind of fussy|
|The Horned King|
|Taran and Eilonwy Kissing|
|When a sword glows, that's a good thing|
|"By this sword shall I smite thy enemies."|
|I don' t know why they made him look so much like Peter Pan|
Ultimately, entire scenes were removed, including some gory deaths that Katzenberg felt were too explicit for children. The release date of "The Black Cauldron had to be pushed out from the usual Disney movies November time period into the more competitive summer season, and Hale (who no doubt was correct in what he did to protect the film) wound up retiring. To this day, the soundtrack jumps at one spot because of this last-minute editing. This is what is known in the business as a "troubled production," and the film flopped at the box office.
|The three buddies sharing a laugh|
|Creeper, a minion, is abused unmercifully in "The Black Cauldron"|
|One wonders what the scenes considered too scary looked like|
|The Black Cauldron is kind of creepy at times|
|"Hey, wait for me, I have cookies!"|
The trailer is below: