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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.


Michael Schoemann


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




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 (voice)
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)


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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Did You Know?


One of several films about Christopher Columbus released in 1992 to coincide with the 500th anniversary of his voyage, including: Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Carry on Columbus (1992). See more »


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 »


[first lines]
Narrator: A long time ago, people thought the world was flat, and if you sailed uncharted waters, you might just fall over the edge into space. Now this may seem strange to us now, but in those days, no one knew what lay over the far horizon. But with pirates and hurricanes and sea monsters to contend with, it was a very dangerous voyage. But in 1492, there appeared an Italian navigator, a man with a revolutionary idea: He thought the world was... square. And his name was... Christopher ...
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Alternate Versions

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 »


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


Pico the Adventurer
Lyrics by Scott Santoro
Performed by Corey Feldman
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User Reviews

Barely saw it.
17 January 2019 | by cinephile-27690See all my reviews

My Grandma has a friend who let me have a free box of mostly animated VHS tapes, and so I selected a bunch and this one was one of them.

It looked cute, and I like the idea of an animated feature about Columbus. However, I put it on for about 2 minutes and heard all of this dull narration about how he sailed the ocean blue and I thought-okay, I have no interest. Then I took it out, rewound it in my rewinder, and set it aside to get rid of.

Should I be able to review a movie I saw for only 2 minutes? Sure-Roger Ebert reviewed Johnathan Livingston Seagull after seeing 45 minutes, and he saw only 8 minutes of True Loved.

The animation is crummy, the narration was dull, and there are superior movies for children to see. There, that summarizes my thoughts.

This probably earns 0 stars from what I saw, but I will be nice and actually give it my above 1.

The average rating here is a 3.4/10-and the quality of just the opening alone really shows its justification. The other reviews should show something too.

PS, I was looking at a list of the worst animated movies ever made and this popped up. I had completely forgotten of it's existence until now. I have not thought about it for a couple of years.

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Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$14,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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