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

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Schmendrick (voice)
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Prince Lir (voice)
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Unicorn / Amalthea (voice)
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Molly Grue (voice)
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The Butterfly (voice)
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Mommy Fortuna (voice)
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King Haggard (voice)
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Captain Cully / Harpy (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Mabruk (voice)
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The Skull (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
Ruhk (voice)
Don Messick ...
The Cat (voice)
Jack Lester ...
Hunter #1 / Old Farmer / Cully's Men (voice)
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The Tree (voice)
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Jack Jingley / Cully's Men (voice) (as Edward Peck)
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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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O Último Unicórnio  »

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In September 2003, Carlton Communications, successor to ITC Entertainment, claimed that they earned over a million pounds in revenue from DVD and cable TV sales of The Last Unicorn (1982). During this period, Peter S. Beagle had not received his contractual share of the income, which includes 5% of the net profits from all revenues from the animated film, 5% of the gross revenues from all related merchandising, $20,000 for any and every sequel or remake, and various fees for any possible television series adaptations or spinoffs. When negotiations with Granada over this issue failed to yield any results, a public campaign for support was launched on Peter's behalf by Conlan Press in August 2005. See more »

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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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Man's Road
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by America
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One of the best Fantasy movies of all time.
20 February 2002 | by (Socorro, New Mexico United States) – See all my reviews

The Last Unicorn, a unforgettable 1982 Animation Fantasy classic that enchanted fans of Fantasy and animation since it first came out. It is about a lonely Unicorn who thinks she is the last of her kind and sets out on a quest to find them throughout the dangerous yet magical world that she has never seen before, along the way she meets a cast of colorful characters including my favorite " Schmendrick The Magician", who is a goofy-but-lovable magician that magically transforms Unicorn into a Beautiful Human maiden to fool the bad guys.

This is indeed a beautiful, fabulous and touching animated movie that is one of my faves. It's both appealing to children and their parents, highly recommended.


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