The Black Cauldron

Synopsis: Centuries ago, in the land of Prydain, a young man named Taran is given the task of protecting Hen Wen, a magical oracular pig, who knows the location of the mystical black cauldron. This is not an easy task, for The Evil Horned King will stop at nothing to get the cauldron.
Director(s): Ted Berman, Richard Rich
Production: Walt Disney Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

beyond my reach,

troubled thoughts

beyond your heart.

Pray you now

those thoughts impart.

[Dallben Sighs] The Horned King.

- [Gasps]

-Shh-shh-shh. Don't interfere.

He is searching.

The Black Cauldron!

-So that's it.

- ''The Black Cauldron'' ?

[Dallben] An awesome weapon, Taran.

It's been hidden

for centuries,

but if the Horned King

should find it...

and unleash its power,

nothing could stand

against him.

[Taran] That's Hen Wen.

[Dallben] He knows.

Stop! Enough!

You must leave here at once.

Take Hen Wen

to the hidden cottage...

at the edge

of the forbidden forest.

Hide there and never bring her out

until I come for you.

''Hide'' ? But why?

Only I knew the secret

of Hen Wen's power,

but now the Horned King

has discovered it.

We must make sure he never uses

it to find the Black Cauldron.

I'm not afraid

of the Horned King.

Then you are a very foolish lad.

Untried courage is no match

for his evil.

Just remember that.

Now, off you go,

my boy,

and take care

of yourself.

Good-bye, Dallben.

I won't fail you.

So much, so soon...

to rest

on his young shoulders.

[Thunder Rumbling]

Oh, yes.

Yes, my soldiers.

Soon the Black Cauldron

will be mine.

Its evil power will course

through my veins,

and I shall make you...

Cauldron born.

Yes. Yes. Oh, yes.

Then you will worship me!


Oh, my soldiers.

How long

I have thirsted...

to be a god...

among mortal men.

[Taran] Gosh, Hen Wen.

I never knew...

you could create visions

and things like that.

I thought you were just

an ordinary pig.

I had no idea

you were so... special.

Dallben's going to be glad

that he put his trust in me.

Just you wait and see.

Now, don't go

wandering about.

And dont you worry.

Keep close to me,

and no one

will do you any harm.

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Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 – May 17, 2007) was an American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is The Chronicles of Prydain, a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, The High King, was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. He won U.S. National Book Awards in 1971 and 1982.Alexander was one creator of the children's literary magazine Cricket. more…

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