The Black Cauldron 25th Anniversary DVD * review *

Product Description

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Fantasy, magic and fun are all brewed together in Disney’s legendary adventure The Black Cauldron. Created from a new digital master this 25th Anniversary Edition features vibrant picture presentation and  includes exciting new bonus features!

Whoever releases the mysterious Black Cauldron’s power will be invincible! The fearsome Horned King will do anything to possess it, but he is challenged by the most unlikely adversary: a young assistant pig keeper named Taran, who dreams of doing heroic deeds. With a motley team of the brave Princess Eilonwy, a minstrel named Fflewddur Fflam and Hen Wen, a remarkable pig who can predict the future, Taran embarks on a quest to stop the Black Cauldron’s evil once and for all. Will he have the courage to succeed?

Now with The Black Cauldron- 25th Anniversary on DVD, you can share more magical adventures with your family!

Special Features

New bonus features:
• Deleted scene: The Fairfolk: Join Taran, Fflewddur Fflam, Gurgi, and Princess Eilonwy as they travel into the depths of the earth, and meet the Fairfolk
• The Witches’ Challenge Game: In order to defeat the dark powers of the Horned King, you must get the magical sword. The sword is held by the Witches of Morva. Solve their riddles and the sword is yours
Plus classic DVD features:
• Still frame gallery – Gallery of behind-the-scenes artwork and photos
• Theatrical trailer: Original theatrical trailer
• Quest For The Black Cauldron: Race to reach the Black Cauldron before the evil Horned King does in this trivia game
• Trick Or Treat: Donald Duck cartoon from 1952


This is one Disney movie that I had never heard of- or don't remember hearing about- at all until this 25th Anniversary DVD came along. I had no idea there was any controversy over it and after watching it I really don't know WHY there was any either. I can't say that it was my favourite Disney DVD but it was a fairly enjoyable movie nonetheless.

All three of my kids watched it the whole way through and here is what they said when I asked them what they thought:

Aiden: I liked it because it is all about a piggy and a boy and a little bit both funny and scary.

Owen: It was pretty good. I liked pretty much all of it.

Olivia: I like the piggy too! And the girl.

Even though they enjoyed it and still say they like The Black Cauldron they haven't asked to watch it again. So I guess it doesn't stand up to the other Disney DVD's we have when push comes to shove although I bet if I put it on right now they would all sit down and watch it again. .

Thanks so much to Disney Home Entertainment for sending me a review copy of this DVD.


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