The Black Cauldron (movie)

1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation

The Black Cauldron is a 1982 American animated dark fantasy movie based on Lloyd Alexander's Welsh mythology novel series The Chronicles of Prydain. The movie is directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich, who directed the previous movie The Fox and the Hound.

The Black Cauldron
Directed byTed Berman
Richard Rich
Produced byJoe Hale
Ron Miller
Story byArt Stevens
Peter Young
Roy Morita
Al Wilson
David Jonas
Vance Gerry
Ted Berman
Richard Rich
Joe Hale
Based onThe Chronicles of Prydain
by Lloyd Alexander
StarringGrant Bardsley
Susan Sheridan
Nigel Hawthorne
John Byner
John Hurt
Narrated byJohn Huston
Music byElmer Bernstein
Edited byArmetta Jackson
James Koford
James Melton
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • May 26, 1982 (1982-05-26)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[1]
Box office$21,288,692[2]

The movie follows a villager and his allies on a quest to stop the evil Horned King from using the magical Black Cauldron.

It was not popular when it was first released. It is a cult movie. It cost $25 million to make. It earned only $21 million at the North American box office. It is said to be one of the worst box-office failures from Walt Disney Animation Studios.



  1. Magical Kingdoms
  2. "The Black Cauldron (1985)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 23, 2010.