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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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Dilys Goggins
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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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The Magic Voyage  »

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$14,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At the time, this film was the most expensive animated production in Germany. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Double Team (2011) See more »

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Performed by Al Jarreau
Written by Harald Kloser, Thomas Schobel (as Tommy Schobel), Al Jarreau and Robby Scharf
Produced by Harald Kloser and Thomas Schobel (as Tommy Schobel)
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A truly terrible movie, but at least it succeeds in what it set out to do
29 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw The Magic Voyage as a big stickler for animation. The Magic Voyage is a terrible movie and somewhat pointless as well. On the other hand to its credit, it does succeed in what it set out to do, to inform and entertain the young audience, so I can't entirely hate on it. Although I realise the movie is really poor after many years of not seeing it, I loved it as a kid, hence what I said about what the film tried to accomplish.

The animation is really quite bad. The colours are okay-ish, but the background art is lifeless and the character designs especially the noses are odd. I liked the songs as a kid, I was shocked at how forgettable the melodies were and how inane the lyrics were as a young adult(19) though, and how little they do in telling the story or moving it forward. The story is unfocused and made up of overlong and disconnected scenes, while the writing is both laughable and bizarre.

The characters are also unmemorable and unengaging. The title character sometimes doesn't even feel like a title character, while Pico is very annoying. I do like the voice cast as in actors in general, but I just found them really bland here, yes even Dom DeLuise. So all in all, terrible but because of what it aimed to do I can't be too overly hard on it. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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