Thief and the Cobbler (1993)
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It has taken many years to create this beautifully (made without computer generated graphics) animated fairy tale that was begun before Disney started making Aladdin. The story is quite basic as it chronicles the exploits of the plucky Arabian princess Yum Yum, and the good-hearted shoemaker Tack who team up to take on the evil warrior One-Eye and his corrupt cohort from Yum Yum's father's court, Zigzag, to save old Baghdad. Their adventure begins when the villains steal the three gold balls that were magically placed upon the tallest minaret in town. This balls are said to protect Baghdad. Mayhem and music ensue as the two try to retrieve the valuable orbs. While the story itself is exciting, the film is perhaps most notable for the exceptional quality of the animation and the eye-popping illusions created with complex geometric images. … More
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Critic Reviews for Thief and the Cobbler
An Aladdin rip-off burdened by songs so dreadful that even Academy voters will refuse to nominate them.
Audience Reviews for Thief and the Cobbler
this 28 yr labor of love by master animator richard williams was virtually destroyed when he lost control of it, leading to the disastrous theatrical cut with matthew broderick and jonathan winters, but thanks to rabid fans and it's near legendary status, his original vision has been reconstructed as nearly as possible, using a workprint, drawings and matte paintings. it's some of the most spectacular animation you'll ever see and includes the last voice work of vincent price. there are now 4 versions of the film but this unofficial fan version follows the workprint very closely and can be seen here: http://youtu.be/E62ibzd8WX4More
35 years in the making, but does it hold up? No. This version is just garbage, Vincent Price is enjoyable in this film, and the animation is fantastic, but Tack and the Thief never shut up, and the characters are so stupid.
But the Recobbled Cut im using the rating for rather than the theatrical released film. The characters are much funnier and more enjoyable rather than annoying and not shutting up, Tac and the Thief are actually silent in this, and much funnier. The only problem I have with this film, is the final fight at the end of the film drags on way too long. Sure the animation is nice in the whole scene but it just goes on, and on, and on, to the point that its annoying. But the full picture with all the missing scenes in the film finally put into a film, and the end result is fantastic
The Recobbled Cut version of the film might just make it the best animated film ever made!!! The Animation is the best i have ever seen.
Don't watch those shit edited re-done version with new animation...No that doesn't work.
It had me wanting to call it the best animated film ever. Awesome voice acting and funny ending.
Thief and the Cobbler Quotes
- I can restore you the balls although they may be lost.
- King Nod:
- I'll give you anything Zigzag! Just do it!
- Nurse/Good Witch:
- As my peril will be dire, you must grant my heart's desire!
- King Nod:
- Wich is?
- I require, Sire, your daughter Yum Yum to wed...
- King Nod:
- You want my daughter? Never! Never, ever! Get out! OUT!
- King Nod:
- The balls are gone! My kingdom will come to destruction and death!
- [to King Nod, about his nightmare/ vision] Calm down your highness... Invaders, One-Eyes? But this is against what has been prophecized! For has it not been written that we are safe from any threat, As long as the three balls stay on the Minaret?
- Men are fools who walk in dreams. They sleep their lives away... But I, Zigzag, will reign supreme, for they are easy prey... Eh, Phido?
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