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The Black Cauldron (1985) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Before the film was released, several scenes considered too "graphic" where cropped out of the film. One particular cut involving a Cauldron Born killing a person by slicing his neck and torso created a recognizable lapse due to the fact that the removal of the scene creates a jump in the film's soundtrack.
When the little fairy girl says, "I bet they'll wake up soon!" her lips are moving but the boy fairy's voice is the one talking.
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Continuity 

Taran unchains the gate barring their escape from the castle. In subsequent shots, the lock and chains reappear and then, finally disappear.
When Taran escapes the Horned King's Castle, he leaves the sword's sheath behind. However, when he is outside, he has the sheath again.
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As the Horned King prepares to activate the Cauldron, he first pulls away the tarp over the cart of dead warriors. The next shot shows the Horned King already holding up one of the corpses over his head.
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In the swamps of Morva, Fflewddur Fflam is talking to Doli, who is sitting on his hat. On the first full shot of Fflewddur, Doli is not visible, although Fflewddur is clearly looking up at him. The next shot is a close-up of the hat, with Doli on it, then back to a full shot without Doli.
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As Creeper prepares the Horned King's drink, the goblet changes colors between shots.
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When Fflewddur Fflam is locked up in the dungeon, the number of strings on his harp changes between shots from 5 strings in the wide shots and 8 strings in the close up shots as they start to snap off. Then later on, the harp is back to 5 strings straightened out.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Taran is opening the gate to the drain before the castle is destroyed, the gate can be seen through his hands and the chains.
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Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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