The Black Cauldron Reviews
May 8, 2021
A tug-of-war between interesting graphics and uninteresting scenarios.
August 31, 2020
Feels like only half of a story, as if audiences are thrust into the core chapters of an epic quest, with countless elements left undetailed, unexplained, and underdeveloped.
April 18, 2019
Definitely one of the worst Disney animated films and gets worse every time I watch it
January 3, 2018
Technically brilliant though short on narrative, "The Black Cauldron" is a painless, old-fashioned way to take out the kids, and a triumph for the animation department at the Disney studio, where it has been in development for almost a dozen years.
May 14, 2012
With all of the talent and effort put into this, the movie only amounts to a bunch of premature ideas that are clumped together, making little sense.
March 9, 2011
It's not a good film, but for one with the reputation of being the studio's worst animated feature, it shows that interesting work is done in it.
September 20, 2010
Flawed jumble of a film, but a picture of immense artistic accomplishment and dedication to atypical faces of wickedness...there's still so much to admire about this red-headed stepchild of a film.
November 22, 2009
It may have cost five times the amount of any other Disney film in the preceding two decades, but by God that money ended up on screen.
November 4, 2009
A glorious return to the days at Disney when animation was full and detail was everything.
November 4, 2009
Possibly not the worst animated feature the House Of Mouse has produced, but certainly stumbling around the darker recesses of the Disney vault.
February 5, 2009
The characters, though cute and cuddly and sweet and mean and ugly and simply awful, don't really have much to do that would remain of interest to any but the youngest minds.
September 5, 2008
It's quite good, though by the impossible standards the film sets for itself it inevitably falls short.
February 9, 2006
As usual it is technically excellent, but the charm, characterisation and sheer good humour that made features like Pinocchio and Jungle Book so enjoyable are sadly absent.