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Quest for Camelot (1998)

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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.

Director:

Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

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

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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)
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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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G | See all certifications »

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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

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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
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Coburn was considered for the role of Merlin. See more »

Goofs

When Garrett is crossing the acid lake he gets almost to the end. However when Kayliegh tells him to hurry, the shot goes back and it shows him back at the start. See more »

Quotes

Ruber: Charming singalong. Now let's get down to business. I've waited a long time for this. What about my new land?
King Arthur: Sir Ruber, always thinking of yourself. As knights of the roundtable, our obligation is to the people. Not to ourselves. Lands will be divided to each persons needs.
Ruber: Then I need more than everyone. I wouldn't have supported you all these years if I knew you were running a charity.
Sir Lionel: The king has decided!
Ruber: Then it's time for a new king. And I vote for me.
Sir Lionel: I will not serve under a false king...
Ruber:
Ruber: [...]
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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 Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

United We Stand
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Produced by David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Steve Perry
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Not excellent but very good anyway
27 January 1999 | by BusaraSee all my reviews

I for one was eager to see Warner Brothers' first fully animated feature when it was released in the theaters. I didn't expect to see a Disney quality movie, but I was happy to find out that QfC came pretty close. And now it can be enjoyed on home video, which is a good thing.

Some animation in the movie wasn't as hot as I had hoped, but the songs... These are all really excellent. They are a joy to hear again and again. Special tribute must go to the animation of Ruber (the villain) who is really awesome to see. Ruber, to me, is the one that really makes this movie.

Even though some of the other characters may appear a bit bland, the overall art and animation is pretty good. With a little more work, Warner Brothers should be able to produce a movie that will perhaps match a Disney feature one day. The potential is there, I'm sure.

Quest for Camelot is a great first animated feature for WB. It isn't perfect, but it certainly has its charms.


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