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The Last Unicorn (1982)

G  |   |  Family, Animation, Fantasy  |  19 November 1982 (USA)
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A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Schmendrick (voice)
Prince Lir (voice)
Unicorn / Amalthea (voice)
Molly Grue (voice)
The Butterfly (voice)
Mommy Fortuna (voice)
King Haggard (voice)
Captain Cully / Harpy (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Mabruk (voice)
The Skull (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
Ruhk (voice)
The Cat (voice)
Jack Lester ...
Hunter #1 / Old Farmer / Cully's Men (voice)
The Tree (voice)
Jack Jingley / Cully's Men (voice) (as Edward Peck)


From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard... Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Último Unicórnio  »

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Did You Know?


Christopher Lee (who supplied the voice of King Haggard) showed up for the recording sessions armed with his own copy of the book, with several places marked to indicate things that must not, in his opinion, be omitted. See more »


[first lines]
Hunter #2: I dislike the feel of this woods. Creatures that live in a unicorn's forest learn a little magic of their own in time. Mainly concerned with disappearing.
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Now That I'm A Woman
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Mia Farrow
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Fantasy classic!
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and wearing out the old VHS tape. The music provided by the 70s music group, America, provides a wonderful folk mood to the piece. I recently discovered this movie on DVD and immediately bought the movie. I watched the movie and read the book. I love how the animators were able to bring forward the essence of Peter Beagle's masterpiece of fantasy fiction.

The Last Unicorn is story about friendship and love. The Unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world. Searching for a sense of identity, she starts a quest to find the other unicorns. That quest introduces her to Schmendrick and Molly Grue. The Unicorn, Schmendrick and Molly are each searching to fill a void, and as an audience member, I vicariously find a way to fill my void through their experiences.

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