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The Magic Voyage (1992)

Die Abenteuer von Pico und Columbus (original title)
Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.

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Pico (voice)
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Marilyn (voice)
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King Ferdinand IV / Swarm Lord (voice)
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Queen Isabella (voice)
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Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.

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9 April 1992 (Germany)  »

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$14,500,000 (estimated)
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During the "Fella Like You" musical number in the city streets near the beginning of the film, a brief shot of the townspeople shows a group lined up in rainbow colors: (from left) a man in blue, a woman in green, a man in yellow, a partially obstructed figure in orange, a woman in red, and a woman in pink/violet. See more »

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The ending implied that the land Columbus discovered will be known as New York City, yet on his first voyage to the new world he landed at The Bahamas, not near New York. See more »

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A Fellow Like You
Lyrics by Scott Santoro
Performed by Corey Feldman and Dom DeLuise
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So bad it's hilarious
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that is supposedly the story of how Columbus discovered America with his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

We all know the story of how Columbus discovered that the earth is round, but not many of us are stupid enough to think that a wood worm told Columbus this revolutionary idea. There's even a scene in which Columbus says to a ship crew man, "this isn't an ordinary wood worm, this is the word worm that told me the world was a'round! Did you know the world was round, amigo!"

Not only that, but there's a lot of other historically accurate characters, such as a giant swarm of bugs called "The Swarm Lord" and a fairy named Marilyn from a fairy land called "Moon Twilight".

It shouldn't surprise anyone that this movie was made by German film makers. It's unbelievable how little the makers gave a crap about history. The movie is directed by Michael Schoemann, who more then likely read the introduction on a history book about Columbus, closed the book, rolled it up into a giant cigar and smoked his brains out with marijuana and said "Hey, you know what this story needs? Swarm Lords, a talking wood worm and fairies!!!"

Like many people on IMDb, I saw this movie while I was a child and loved it. By the time Columbus and his crew get on the ocean sailing, the movie goes sugar high insane with Columbus going crazy in his dreams, singing a song and a strange climax after the arrival in America and bugs attacking. There's apparently more to fear then just the edge of the world.

I found the movie to have some pretty hilarious moments in it's idiotic premise, such as the horrible dubbing which most of the time goes along lips that aren't even moving, a few lines from crazy Columbus and an argument concerning the ship running over a fish.


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