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The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)

Quest for Camelot (original title)
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An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

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Kayley (voice)
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Kayley (singing voice)
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Garrett (voice)
Bryan White ...
Garrett (singing voice)
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Ruber (voice)
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Devon (voice)
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Cornwall (voice)
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Juliana (voice)
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Juliana (singing voice) (as Celine Dion)
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King Arthur (voice)
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King Arthur (singing voice)
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Griffin (voice)
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Bladebeak (voice)
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Lionel (voice)
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Merlin (voice) (as Sir John Gielgud)
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Storyline

During the times of King Arthur, the story of an adventurous brave girl, named Kayley, whose father, a Knight of the Round Table, is killed by Sir Ruber, a maniacal brute who steals Excalibur and ultimately threatens to seize King Arthur's Camelot. Kayley enlists the blind, reclusive knight-aspirant Garrett and a goofy two headed dragon to brave the Enchanted Forest and retrieve the magic sword. Their adventure is also, of course, fraught with danger. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Ruber: An evil knight gives nobility a bad name. See more »


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15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La espada mágica: La leyenda de Camelot  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,041,602 (USA) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

$22,717,758 (USA) (7 August 1998)
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve was originally cast as King Arthur. See more »

Goofs

When Julianna turns to the family painting on the wall, Kaylye's father is depicted as he was right before his death, as is Julianna. Kaylye on the other hand looks like a teenager instead of the small child she would have been when the painting would have been made. See more »

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King Arthur: Is there any news? Have the knights found Excalibur?
Merlin: I'm afraid not, Sire.
King Arthur: Then I'll go after it myself.
Merlin: [supports him as he stumbles immediately after speaking] No. You must regain your strength.
King Arthur: Is there anything your magic can do?
Merlin: You must rely on the courage of your people.
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Connections

Spoofs Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prayer/La Preghiera
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Lyrics (Italian translation) by Tony Renis (uncredited) and Alberto Testa (uncredited)
Produced by David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager
Co-produced by Tony Renis
Recorded and mixed by Humberto Gatica
Performed by Andrea Bocelli
Courtesy of Insieme Srl/Sugar-Italy
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An underrated good quality cartoon film.
30 August 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Genre: Cartoon, Camelot, Adventure with female knight in training.

Main characters: Kayley, Garret, Devon and Cornwall.

Actors: Lots of famous ones here! There is Cary Elwes (Garret), Eric Idle (Devon), Gary Oldman (Ruber), Jane Seymour (Juliana), Don Rickles (Cornwall), Pierce Brosnan (King Arthur), John Gielgud (Merlin).

What happens: Kayley is the daughter of Sir Lionel, one of the knights at the Round Table. The young girl dreams of following in her father's footsteps as a knight. Then, disaster strikes. Lionel is killed :-( and Kayley as well as others mourn for him. Kayley dreams on of becoming a knight...

My thoughts: This film had good potential. It had good animation, good, heartwarming songs, good characters and lots of good actors. They released it and (on IMDb especially) it sort of flopped like a deflated balloon. What happened?

Well, I don't know personally. I suppose a lot of people don't like this film for a number of reasons. Yes, the film isn't perfect, but it's CERTAINLY enjoyable and good to watch! It's also good for the children, they are likely to enjoy at least one aspect of the film and want to watch on (just like me when I was younger). They may enjoy the songs, they may enjoy the actors, they may enjoy the characters or the excitement, or they may enjoy the humour. They are most likely NOT to be disappointed.

Adults are most likely to like the actors. Monty Python fans will hopefully not be disappointed by the performance of Eric Idle. Also here is Jane Seymour (but not Henry the Eighth's wife OBVIOUSLY! :-) )

Why this film has gone down so badly is a mystery to me. I hope those of you who have never watched it before will enjoy it as much as I do.

Recommended to: Families who like cartoon films, people who like any of the actors I mentioned earlier and people who just like the sound of the film in general - enjoy! :-)


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