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Y Mabinogi (2003)

Whilst celebrating Lleu's 18th birthday, Lleu and two friends go for a boat ride, when they discover beneath the water the golden doorway to the Mabinogi (the Otherworld). They swim down ... See full summary »

Director:

Derek W. Hayes

Writers:

Martin Lamb (screenplay), Penélope Middleboe (screenplay) (as Penelope Middelboe)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Evans ... Manawydan (Dan) (voice)
Jenny Livsey Jenny Livsey ... Rhiannon (voice)
Matthew Rhys ... Lleu Llaw Gyffes (voice)
Sue Jones-Davies Sue Jones-Davies ... Sian (voice)
Ioan Gruffudd ... King Bendigeidfran (voice)
Peter Gruffydd Peter Gruffydd ... Math (voice)
Robert Gwyn Davin Robert Gwyn Davin ... Llwyd (voice) (as Robert Gwyndaf)
Mali Harries Mali Harries ... Cigfa (voice)
Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes ... Gronw (voice)
Clare Isaac Clare Isaac ... Branwen (voice)
Gwyn Vaughan Jones Gwyn Vaughan Jones ... Gwawl (voice)
Anton Lesser ... Teyrnon (voice)
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ... Ben (voice)
Philip Madoc ... Gwydion (voice)
Paul McGann ... King Matholwch (voice)
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Whilst celebrating Lleu's 18th birthday, Lleu and two friends go for a boat ride, when they discover beneath the water the golden doorway to the Mabinogi (the Otherworld). They swim down and are transported back in time many centuries to the Mabinogi. There they encounter some problems with mediaeval life, and they have to deal with the conflict between fate personal choice and magic. Written by Jackzen

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First animated feature in the Welsh language. See more »

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Beautiful and mysterious
22 July 2004 | by Charlf00See all my reviews

This films mixture of exceptional art and animation, mixed with live action scenes and fantastic Welsh actors makes for really entertaining viewing.

The story is about Llue's 18th birthday, and him and his friend Rhiannon and brother Dan going on a boat ride out along the coast of Wales,and discovering the portal to The Otherworld..where they become characters in the legendary Welsh folk story Mabinogi (Mabinogi is tales of heroism,magic and Romance)The story starts with live action, and turns to animations, with splices of live action,beautiful watercoloured backgrounds and live action backgrounds. The story is quite violent,and has some sexual scenes and nudity, but shouldn't prove too much of a problem for mature children (teens)

I remember really enjoying this film,which unfortunately wasn't brought out to enough cinemas, and is quite hard to find.If you do spot it,I highly recommend it.


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UK

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Otherworld See more »

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