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The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)

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 overview, first billed only:
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ZigZag (voice)
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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)
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Goblet / Tickle (voice)
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Dying Soldier (voice)
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Chief Roofless (voice)
Frederick Shaw ...
Goolie (voice)
Thick Wilson ...
Hook (voice)
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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 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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Also Known As:

Arabian Knight  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$669,276 (USA)
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Trivia

Vincent Price originally recorded his dialogue from 1967 to 1973. Richard Williams recorded further dialogue with Price for the 1990 production, but Price's age and illness meant some lines remained unfinished. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the song "She Is More," when the Nanny puts the veil on Princess Yum-Yum, we can clearly see that there isn't a feather on the crown she is wearing. But in the very next shot, a feather suddenly appears atop the crown. 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 for the "Princess and the Cobbler" version use the standard Dolby Stereo logo, though a trailer for it uses the Dolby Stereo SR logo, but the American prints of "Arabian Knight" use the Dolby Stereo SR logo instead. See more »

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Soundtracks

She Is More
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Robert Folk
Performed by Bobbi Page
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Ignore the title
18 June 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw "The Princess and the Cobbler" in an Australian cinema in 1993. I gather that this version is much the same, but not entirely; and that Australian (and, for some reason, South African) audiences got to see a bit more footage than everyone else. Maybe I'm wrong about this. I do know that, in a sense, this movie doesn't exist: there's just a lot of footage and more or less apt ways of putting it together.

Forget the ways of putting it together: the footage is great, some of the most sumptuous and witty animation you will ever see. I don't know how to plead its case without making a false impression. "Sumptuous", might, to some people, suggest a kind of misguided photo-realism - but no, the drawings are beautifully stylised. "Witty" and "stylised" sounds a bit like code for that kind of animation whose only distinction is its cheapness - but no, clearly a lot of work and detail has gone into the animation. Perhaps I can put it best by saying that the villain has six fingers and blue skin; but he's so convincingly animated that I was halfway through my second viewing before I noticed either fact.

"The Thief and the Cobbler" was one of the earlier, more appropriate titles. It's the only title I've heard that accurately describes the story. It's not a bad story. And the thief is a wonderful character. For his sake I would put up with any number of trite lyrics like, "She is more than this / She is more / So much more / She is more than this."

Forget I quoted those words. Watch it - and bemoan the fact that you can't watch it on a wide screen.


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