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In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” with the two books it is based on, “The Book of Three” and “The Black Cauldron” by Lloyd Alexander.
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Rachael Ward, Vaughn M. Dennis and Vanessa Marek
“Big Bad Villain” composed by: Kurt Tomlinson
“Dance of Life” composed by Peder B. Helland
“Druidic Dreams” composed by: Adrian Von Ziegler
“The Fairy Tale” (DSO Theme) composed by: Roberto Ignis
“Lords of Iron” composed by: Antti Martikainen
“Only Evil” composed by: KingDiaboli
“Run” composed by: Ross Bugden
The Chronicles of Prydain (5 Volumes) by Lloyd Alexander
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Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #2: The Black Cauldron. New York: Henry Holt.
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Stephens, T. “British Anthropophagi.” Notes & Queries, vol. 20, no. 8, Dec. 1859, pp. 72–73.
Tunnell, Michael O., and Lloyd Alexander (2014). The Prydain Companion: a Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles. Henry Holt.
White, Donna R. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.” A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature, Greenwood Press, 1998, pp. 97–104.
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Fisher, Jason. “Welsh Mythological Underpinnings of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Cycle.” Journey to the Sea, 15 Oct. 2009, journeytothesea.com/welsh-alexander-prydain/.
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Kois, Dan. “Revisiting The Black Cauldron, the Movie That Almost Killed Disney Animation.”Slate Magazine, 19 Oct. 2010, www.slate.com/articles/arts/dvdextras/2010/10/the_black_cauldron.html.
Ness, Mari. “A Demoralizing Disaster: Disney’s The Black Cauldron.” Tor.com, 8 Oct. 2015, www.tor.com/2015/10/08/a-demoralizing-disaster-disneys-the-black-cauldron/
“Prince Gwydion.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Gwydion.
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This is one of my favorites books, and I like the movie too, mostly for nostalgia, (I don’t know why if this movie scared me when I was a child)
Pd: The music <3 love everything by Adrian Von Ziegler
You might want to look at the webcomic mentioned below.
Saood Ul-Hasan says
Glad to hear new episodes of this podcast if you need help with the information for episode ike Beauty and the Beast, Princess and the Frog, Hercules, I be glad to help out.
Have you heard of this webcomic based on The Book of Three? You should read it- the artist was motivated by this movie’s failure to do the books justice, and its artwork is just superb