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22 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Joe Colligan ... Orin (voice)

Carmen Argenziano ... Dagg Dibrimi (voice)
Noelle North ... Elan / Aviana (voice)

Anthony De Longis ... Zygon (voice)
Tyke Caravelli ... Silica (voice)

Les Tremayne ... Arthur (voice)
Ken Sansom ... Magreb (voice)
John Moschitta Jr. ... Z'Gork (voice)
Daryl Bartley ... Kallie (voice)

John Garwood ... (voice)
Herb Vigran ... Hopps (voice)

Michael Winslow ... (voice)
Tina Romanus ... Aunt Bella (voice)
Joseph Della Sorte ... (voice)
Thomas H. Watkins ... Boro (voice)
Mickey Morton ... Minemaster (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Kallie (voice)
Ryan MacDonald ... (voice)
Philip L. Clarke ... (voice)
Dennis Alwood ... Shooter (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cathy Cavadini ... (voice)
Judi M. Durand ... (voice)

Greg Finley ... (voice)
Doris Hess ... (voice)
Rosanna Huffman ... (voice)

Daamen J. Krall ... (voice)
David McCharen ... (voice)
Jan Rabson ... (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler ... (voice)
Susan Silo ... (voice)

Directed by
Steven Hahn 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Scott (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Christine Danzo .... associate producer
Steven Hahn .... producer
Daniel Pia .... associate producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andrew Belling 
Film Editing by
Donald W. Ernst 
Casting by
Louise Zingarelli 
Art Direction by
Lee Hyun Se 
Production Management
Yeong-cheol Choi .... production supervisor (as Young Chul Choi)
David J. Corbett .... production supervisor
Kim Soon Min .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sparey .... associate director
Art Department
Paul Gruwell .... storyboard artist
Ron Harris .... storyboard artist (as Ronald Harris)
Boyd Kirkland .... storyboard artist
Mario Piluso .... storyboard artist
Dick Sebast .... storyboard artist
Thomas Warkentin .... hardware designer
Sound Department
David E. Campbell .... sound mixer (as David Campbell)
Robert Canton .... sound editor
Rick Crampton .... sound editor
Donald W. Ernst .... sound designer (as Don Ernst)
Denise Horta .... sound editor
Eileen Horta .... sound editor
Ted Johnston .... sound editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Stan Levine .... electronic sound effects
Stan Levine .... synthesized sound effects
John T. Reitz .... sound mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound mixer (as Greg Rudloff)
Kevin Spears .... sound editor
David John West .... sound editor (as Dave J. West)
Visual Effects by
Kane Anderson .... computer assistant
Chris Bailey .... computer animation planner (as Christopher Bailey)
Allen Blyth .... effects animator
Laura Capozzi Kelly .... computer assistant
Patricia Capozzi .... computer animation graphics
Craig Clark .... computer animation planner
Craig Clark .... digital choreographer
Edith Fandrey .... computer animation graphics
Charles Hefner .... computer assistant
Bae-guen Kim .... effects assistant (as Bae Geun Kim)
Bill Kroyer .... computer animation planner
Rob LaDuca .... effects animator (as Robert LaDuca)
Michael Lessa .... effects animator
Harvard Pennington .... computer hardware consultant
Scott Reynolds .... computer animation software
Geri Rochon .... effects assistant
John Sparey .... computer animation planner
Mike Svayko .... technical director
John T. Van Vliet .... effects animator (as John Van Vliet)
Michael Wolf .... effects animator
Michael Wolf .... special visual effects
Dave Woodman .... computer assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
David J. Corbett .... camera operator
Charles Flekal .... camera supervisor
Hyung Hee Kim .... camera operator
Chul-kyu Lim .... camera operator (as Yim Chul Kyu)
Young Boo Lim .... camera operator (as Young Boo Im)
Craig Littell-Herrick .... camera operator
Paul B. Mikolyski .... camera operator
Thomas Ling Yen .... camera operator
Animation Department
Carlos Baeza .... inbetween artist
Chris Bailey .... assistant animator (as Christopher Bailey)
Rex Barron .... layout artist
Tim Callahan .... background designer
John Calmette .... key background painter
Patricia Capozzi .... final checker
Judi Cassell .... xerox
Craig Clark .... assistant animator
Laura Craig .... ink and paint assistant
Janet Cummings .... color key designer
Robert DeWitt .... layout artist
Patricia Doktor .... key background painter
Jim Finch .... final checker (as James P. Finch)
Jim Finch .... scene planner (as James P. Finch)
Jim Fletcher .... layout artist (as James Fletcher)
Dotti Foell .... animation checker
Dotti Foell .... scene planner
James Fujii .... inbetween artist
Neil Galloway .... layout artist
Steven E. Gordon .... animator (as Steve Gordon)
Gary Graham .... layout artist
Rick Graham .... layout artist (as Richard Graham)
Paul Gruwell .... layout artist
Edgar Gutierrez .... xerox
Ed Haney .... layout artist (as Edward Haney)
Deborah Hayes .... character modeler
Russ Heath .... layout artist (as Russell Heath)
Edwin B. Hirth III .... key background painter (as Edwin Hirth)
Renee Holt .... assistant animation supervisor
David Hoover .... layout artist
John Howley .... layout artist
Barry E. Jackson .... key background painter (as Barry Jackson)
Dan Jeup .... assistant animator (as Daniel Jeup)
Jang Gil Kim .... animation director
Young Mee Kim .... animation checker (as Kim Young Mee)
Young Mee Kim .... final checker (as Kim Young Mee)
Youngku Kim .... background supervisor (as Kim Young Ku)
Boyd Kirkland .... layout artist
John Koch .... layout artist
Bill Kroyer .... animator
Bill Kroyer .... key animator
Sandra Kumashiro .... final checker
Mi Kyung Kwon .... ink and paint assistant
Don Lauder .... animation checker
Craig Littell-Herrick .... final checker
Greg Manwaring .... inbetween artist
Marlene Robinson May .... animator
Steve Moore .... inbetween artist (as Stephen Moore)
Ron Myrick .... scene planner
Narelle Nixon .... animation checker
Narelle Nixon .... final checker
John Norton .... animator
Madlyn O'Neill .... ink and paint assistant
Kyung Hee Pak .... xerox
Frank Paur .... layout artist
Gabi Payn .... animator (as Gary Payn)
Eric Pigors .... inbetween artist
Mario Piluso .... layout artist
Carol Kieffer Police .... background supervisor (as Carol Police)
Robin Police .... ink and paint assistant
Brian Ray .... assistant animator
Bob Revell .... animation checker (as Robert Revell)
Bob Revell .... scene planner (as Robert Revell)
Lenord Robinson .... animator
Geri Rochon .... key color assistant
Mitch Rochon .... animation director
Darrell Rooney .... character modeler
Chris Rutkowski .... assistant animator (as Christopher Rutkowski)
Yeun Young Sang .... key animator (as Yoon Young Sang)
Jim Schlenker .... key background painter
Tom Sito .... animator (as Thomas Sito)
Bob Smith .... layout artist (as Robert A. Smith)
Roy Allen Smith .... background designer
Roy Allen Smith .... layout supervisor
Jung Yul Song .... key animator
No Soon Nyeo .... key color assistant
John Sparey .... scene planner
Mike Stribling .... animator (as James Stribling)
Mike Svayko .... scene planner
David Teague .... assistant animator
Fred Warter .... assistant animator
Dave Woodman .... inbetween artist (as David Woodman)
Alan Wright .... inbetween artist
Anthony Zierhut .... inbetween artist
Louise Zingarelli .... character designer
Jong Hee Lee .... background artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (as Gary Buritt)
Chuck George .... negative cutter
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Tom Hooper .... negative cutter
Tony Mizgalski .... assistant editor
Douglas Nickel .... editorial staff (as Douglas Lloyd Nickel)
Jonathan Pink .... editorial staff
Music Department
Andrew Belling .... musician: synthesizer
Michael Boddicker .... musician: synthesizer
Timothy J. Borquez .... assistant music editor (as Timothy Borquez)
Nancy Gaelen .... music coordinator
David Katz .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ronnie Cloonan .... production secretary
Cho Myung Hee .... production assistant
Hwang Nami .... production assistant
Cathy Rowley .... production secretary
Thomas H. Watkins .... production assistant (as Thomas Watkins)

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Additional Details

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #27782)

Did You Know?

Originally produced in 3-D. The first ever animated feature made in 3-D.See more »
Robot Guard:[after shooting at the Starchaser] That was just a warning shot. Reduce speed and prepare to be boarded.
Dagg:[to Arthur] Don't bother with the shields. That bot's about to get a laser-enema.
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References Star Wars (1977)See more »


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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great flick!, 26 June 2003
Author: Blueghost from The San Francisco Bay Area

I'll just echo the comments of the other reviewers; this one's a keeper. I first saw the previews for this film at a drive-in, but could never track it down until Showtime aired it a few years later.

People could call it a Star Wars knock off, and in some sense it is. But as far as knock offs go it's one of the best. But that's perhaps a little too unfair, because despite borrowing some minor themes from Star Wars it's largely an original film told via good animation.

Despite it being an animated film I wouldn't call it a children's film. Some sexuality is touched on, one of the characters swears every so often, and there is a fair amount of violence (though not too graphic) in the film.

I've heard that this film was originally supposed to be a 3-D experience (schedualed to ride the coat tails of an attempt to revitalize the 3-D genre in the early 80's), but it stands well on its own as a regular film.

There's nothing deep about this movie, but it's a good ride all the same. It's very hard to find nowadays. Myself I was able to get a rare VHS copy of it, but the transfer, though good, really doesn't do justice to this film. One can only hope that it'll see a DVD rerelease. And by that I mean a good DVD release, not one of those fly by night companies that transfers old used projector films onto DVD format. I mean a DVD transfer with all the works; remastered film and soundtrack. :-)

If you can find Starchaser, then go get it. It's worth the effort.

July 6th, 2005 update; DVD review;

Wow! After many years I finally own a crisp remastered copy of one of my favorite animated sci-fi films. Presented in widescreen format, the viewer is no longer denied the other third of the camera's frame, and can see the full image as it was meant to be seen. It is a vast improvement over the old KVC Home Video VHS release.

Additionally the film is presented in full Stereo Surround sound. Having said that the audio does hit a little hard , but it's mostly the sound effects that peak into the red, and not the dialogue nor music track.

"Starchaser; The Legend of Orin" should have shown to the major studios in the 80's what sci-fi animation was capable of had they given it a chance. The industry's only recently played catchup in the late 90's, and even then they're a day late and a dollar short.

"Starchaser" isn't the best film ever made, and "pays homage" to other sci-fi films, but is still a fun experience all the same. I hope all sci-fi and animation fans enjoy it as much as I.

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