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The Last Unicorn (1982)

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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

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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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Storyline

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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A Treasured Fantasy Classic of Incomparable Charm! See more »


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19 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Último Unicórnio  »

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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 »

Quotes

Prince Lir: I wish you would ask something of me.
Almathea: Drown out my dreams! Keep me from remembering whatever wants me to remember it!
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The Last Unicorn
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One of my all time favorite movies!
2 January 2005 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent animation that I have loved since childhood. The story, voices, and music are by far more beautiful and memorable than any other animated movie I have seen. In fact, there are few animations that can top the cast of great stars that provided their voice talents for this movie. The music is astoundingly wonderful and even after it had been years since I had seen the movie I would still often find the tunes playing inside my head.

As for the profanity and nudity mentioned on the other review I have to say that I can't recall either (I own the DVD and have watched it recently). I would say this movie is by far suitable for any child that can handle a one or two mildly frightening scenes. Great movie and I still love it!


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