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The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
"The Thief and the Cobbler" (original title)

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When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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ZigZag (voice)
Bobbi Page ...
Princess YumYum (Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice)
Steve Lively ...
Tack the Cobbler (Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice)
Ed E. Carroll ...
The Thief (Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice) (as Ed. E. Carroll)
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Mona Marshall ...
Nurse (Majestic Films version) / Witch (Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice)
Joan Sims ...
Mad and Holy Old Witch (voice)
Kevin Dorsey ...
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Phido the Vulture (original and Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice)
Stanley Baxter ...
Gofer / Slap (voice)
Kenneth Williams ...
Goblet / Tickle (voice)
Clinton Sundberg ...
Dying Soldier (voice)
Windsor Davies ...
Chief Roofless (voice)
Frederick Shaw ...
Goolie (voice)
Thick Wilson ...
Hook (voice)
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Storyline

When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans to marry the princess in order to succeed her father, King Nod. The Thief, meanwhile, is more interested in gold than love and takes off with the protective orbs topping the palace. Together Tack and Yum Yum attempt to retrieve them in order to prevent Zigzag and the One-Eye army from conquering the city. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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1993 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Arabian Knight  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$669,276 (USA)
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Trivia

Over 1000 on-screen deaths occur in the uncut 90 min. version, not counting animals. The 80 min. version version released as The Princess and the Cobbler has only 98. Arabian Knight, the 72 min. Miramax Films version, shows 54. See more »

Goofs

During the song sequence in the desert scenes, it is said they are all illiterate, but earlier they were seen reading. See more »

Quotes

The Thief: [falls into slingshot with one golden ball] No, guys. Come on. I'm not tall enough to ride this ride. Aaaand I suffer from dizzy-spells, honest. Aaaaaand I'm pregnant!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits of the South African/Australian prints of "The Princess and the Cobbler" show scenes from the movie that were scrapped from the edited versions, including the Thief narrowly avoiding getting his arms chopped off, behind the credits. However, the prints of "Arabian Knight" only use a black background behind the credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

It's So Amazing
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Robert Folk
Performed by Bobbi Page and Steve Lively
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One of the nastiest stories in cinema
20 November 1999 | by (Manhattan, Kansas) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest animated feature film of all time, but unfortunately Warner Bros took it away from Richard Williams because he went way over budget and schedule.

When they took over they added some terrible songs and dialogue to Tack (who never talked in the real version) and many other nasty changes, then released it in selected cities in the US only.

It took 20 years to get made and has some of the greatest moving images of all time.

The title is supposed to be "The Thief and the Cobbler"

My 8 year old son has loved it for years, never gets sick of it.

Finally, Vincent Price's voice performance is excellent and it was one of his last.


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