Episode #104: The Black Cauldron (1985)
Release Date: January 1, 2018
What happens when you take two friends, a couple of drinks, and mix them all together with classic television? You get A Very Special Podcast. Join hosts Patrick M. Dunn and Kat Halstead as they sip their wine and guide you on their nostalgic pop culture journey filled with ridiculous childhood tales and wild young adult adventures.
The holidays are over and Patrick and Kat have decided to slip back into the Disney Vault (also checkout our take on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), and one of Disney’s biggest financial disasters is the perfect stepping stone back into this magic world. Yes, Patrick and Kat decided to check out The Black Cauldron, a film that did so poorly at the box office it nearly drove the Walt Disney Animation Studios into bankruptcy.
Anyway, if you are unfamiliar with the story, it’s loosely based on the first two books in Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain, which chronicles the tales of Taran, his adorable pig Hen Wen, Princess Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam as they took on the dastardly Horned King. Despite all the negative connotation the film has received over the years, Patrick loved it, but Kat on the other hand, was completely disinterested.
Plus, we also discuss what Richard Mulligan and Jane Kaczmarek were up to in 1985. Hint, it’s a movie called The Heavenly Kid. And find out which A-List actress will never be at a gal pal status with us. Oh, and where the fuck has Amy Heckerling been hiding these last few years?
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