6.3/10
13,519
71 user 34 critic

Quest for Camelot (1998)

Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

Vera Chapman (novel), Kirk DeMicco (screenplay) (as Kirk De Micco) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Jack Palance, Howard McGillin, Michelle Nicastro
Thumbelina (1994)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The tiny girl meets a fairy Prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named Stanley, to New York City, where he befriends two young children.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Annie Golden
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer
Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi
Anastasia (1997)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan
Balto (1995)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, and 2 more credits »
Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Kayley (voice)
Andrea Corr ... Kayley (singing voice)
Cary Elwes ... Garrett (voice)
Bryan White Bryan White ... Garrett (singing voice)
Gary Oldman ... Ruber (voice)
Eric Idle ... Devon (voice)
Don Rickles ... Cornwall (voice)
Jane Seymour ... Juliana (voice)
Céline Dion ... Juliana (singing voice) (as Celine Dion)
Pierce Brosnan ... King Arthur (voice)
Steve Perry ... King Arthur (singing voice)
Bronson Pinchot ... Griffin (voice)
Jaleel White ... Bladebeak (voice)
Gabriel Byrne ... Lionel (voice)
John Gielgud ... Merlin (voice) (as Sir John Gielgud)
Edit

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}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Warners

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espada mágica: La leyenda de Camelot See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,041,602, 17 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,717,758, 9 August 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,400,000, 18 October 1998
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

During the last part of "On My Father's Wings," (the verse "I will do great things, on my father's wings) Kayley's lips don't move in sync with the song, despite the fact she is singing. See more »

Quotes

Ruber: You've been quite annoying, for a girl.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The first half of the closing credits revolves around the Stonehenge in which Excalibur, King Arthur's sword, was originally found. When it shows the cast & the animators, the main characters is aside from them. See more »

Alternate Versions

The French track of the DVD plays "The Prayer" after "Looking Through Your Eyes" instead of "I Stand Alone" during the end credits. After "The Prayer", "I Stand Alone" does play but ends just short of the 3rd verse (the credits run out). See more »

Connections

References The Music Man (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Ruber
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Produced by David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Gary Oldman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Arthurian Waste of Time and Talent
11 April 1999 | by TygerBugSee all my reviews

The wonderful, classic legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table has never been properly handled as a feature film. Even "Excalibur" seemed forced, and perhaps the only truly enjoyable features have been gentle comedies like Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" and of course "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" which throw the technical mythology out the window and try to make what's left fun. Eric Idle starred in that latter entry, and he stars here, as one-half of a fairly well-animated, somewhat badly-designed, talking dragon. With Don Rickles' help he becomes a comic sidekick, but the script doesn't let either of them be all that funny, and the animation mixes the beautiful and awful with a disturbing shot-to-shot tickertape rhythm. About 1/4th of the animators here don't seem to know how to animate convincingly, and those who do have to struggle not to let the movie fall down around them. But the animation is still the best part of this woefully misconceived hybrid of randomly-scattered Camelot legend and F-grade science fiction. The science-fiction takes over, sadly. Consider the red-armored, action figure of a villain (played by Gary Oldman, in yet another bad career move). I can't decide if he's Riffraff from Rocky Horror, or Ade Edmonson from the Young Ones. It matters little. Caring not for the great legend sitting right under their feet, the umpteen writers turn out sub-Disney drivel about robots, walking trees, a laughable CGI version of the rock monster from the "Never-Ending Story," and a talking chicken with a hatchet for a beak. Lovely. I'm sure Sir Thomas Malory wanted to put these elements in his "Morte D'Arthur," he simply wasn't clever enough to think of them, right? Who needs Lancelot and Galahad when you've got Lionel and Bladebeak? And does anyone really want Celine Dion Eurovision Song Contest-esque material sprinkled in every few minutes? Supposedly sung by the "characters" of what story there is, but they rarely move their lips to it, so the work is not particularly convincing. An all-star cast is wasted (Sir John Gielgud, for chrissake!), as is the time of anyone watching this confused "Black Cauldron"-esque collage of scenes from other movies. The design looks like Don Bluth traced by Wang, and the entire enterprise made me slightly ill. What a waste of talent. I want to hurt this movie.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 71 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed