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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.

Director:

Michael Schoemann

Writers:

Ute Schoemann-Koll (idea and story) (as Ute Koll), Scott Santoro (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Corey Feldman ... Pico (voice)
Irene Cara ... Marilyn (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Christopher Columbus (voice)
Dan Haggerty ... King Ferdinand IV / Swarm Lord (voice)
Samantha Eggar ... Queen Isabella (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemary Alexander ... (voice)
Donald Arthur Donald Arthur ... Christopher Columbus (voice)
Marcus Calvin ... (credit only)
Brett Baxter Clark ... Additional Voices (unconfirmed)
Gino Conforti ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Creedon David Creedon
Henry Crowell Jr. Henry Crowell Jr. ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dilys Goggins Dilys Goggins
Michael Habeck ... Christopher Columbus (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Voyage See more »

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Budget:

$14,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (theatrical print) (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was widely panned by critics and audiences, being criticized for its poor animation quality, fairy tale plot, nonsense voice acting, and poorly written script. See more »

Goofs

The seagull's beak didn't move when he said "What's with him?". See more »

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Besides the Hemdale English dub there was an earlier English dub made for this movie with an entirely different cast of voice actors. This English dub of the film is a rare version to find. See more »

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My words to all of you Germans: BEGONE!

Do you remember A Troll in Central Park? You know, the film that had very annoying characters, terrible songs, a pathetic plot, and horrible writing? Yeah, but at least it had beautiful animation, solid character designs, cool looking visuals, and even the voice acting was even entertaining.

This........

Oh, boy. Where do I even begin?

It revolves around Christopher Columbus who wants to journey to prove that the world is round all because of a woodworm named Pico, who meets a fairy princess of the moon sprites, but is later captured by the evil swarm lord who wants to use the princess to find the sacred light in the Aztec temple. So, they team up with other animals like three rats and a beaver with an Eeyore-like voice to save the princess and battle against the swarm lord.

You think that the Germans of this horrid film tried to make a story about the Spanish explorer (in this movie he's Italian) traveling around the world, but you're wrong. There were so many things that were totally wrong with this movie.

The animation was awful. It had lazy character designs and inconsistent backgrounds. It kind of looks like Disney, but at most times, it looks like a Saturday morning cartoon.

The voice acting? Ugh! Don't even get me started on the voice acting. I mean, I love Dom Deluise, but he's just wasn't meant to be in this film. They've done a horrible job with their voice performances.

The songs? Oh, god. They were so annoying it makes me want to press the mute button. The only good song is the one by Al Jarreau in the ending credits.

The story was ridiculous. I mean, an evil swarm lord? Princess of the moon sprites? Sacred light? Is it me or did the Germans drank too many beers when they came up with this kind of crap. Well, at least it had done what it set out to do, but that's not worth sitting through this god awful torture.

The Magic Voyage is an awful film. It's horribly animated, poorly acted, and of course, the story is completely ridiculous. If there was some way to get to the Germans, I would say: BEGONE ALL OF THY!


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