After his castle is taken over; Valiant, Prince of Thule, has a dream in which King Arthur calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream and sets out on a quest to find the ... See full summary »
After his castle is taken over; Valiant, Prince of Thule, has a dream in which King Arthur calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream and sets out on a quest to find the famed kingdom. Along the way he meets two new friends, Arn (a peasant) and Rowanne (the blacksmith's daughter), who join him on his quest to become Knights of The Round Table. After arriving in Camelot the plot focuses on the three friends' lives as they strive to become knights. Written by
Arn was the name of two characters from Hal Foster's comic strip. The first was the prince of Ord, Valiant's rival for Ilene's love, who gave him the Singing Sword during the pair's attempted rescue of her and who become his friend (and, later, his firstborn's godfather) after they learned that Ilene had died. The second was Valiant's first child and namesake of the first. Arn was also Foster's original choice for the strip's protagonist's name since it would have been a common Norse name at the time of the setting he was writing in, but the members of the strip's publishing syndicate agreed that Valiant sounded better for the hero. See more »
I respectfully disagree with the poster who had issues with the female lead's voice. On the contrary, Noelle North's voice was among the highlights of this series, which this long-time Prince Valiant fan heartily enjoyed from start to (*sigh*) finish. Thanks, Noelle, for making this Legend all that much better.
I do agree that the animation at times wasn't the best -- especially when characters and horses and such were walking. But I suspect that this had more to do with the budget and deadlines than the talent of the animators. More important, isn't it great that people still hold the Arthurian legends near and dear to their hearts? I can't help but think that this was a labor of love for most of those who contributed to The Legend of Prince Valiant.
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