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Don Quixote of La Mancha (1987)

Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.

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Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel) (as Miguel De Cervantes), Joel Kane (screenplay) (as M.J. Kane)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Helpmann ... Don Quixote (voice) (as Sir Robert Helpmann)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Haywood ... (voice)
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... (voice)
Peter Kaye Peter Kaye ... (voice) (as Peter Kay)
Jill McKay Jill McKay ... (voice)
Keith Robinson Keith Robinson ... (voice)
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Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Quijote See more »

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Burbank Films Australia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Spoofed in VeggieTales: The Asparagus of La Mancha (2006) See more »

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Extremely childish and shallow
2 February 2016 | by darkghost3400See all my reviews

Burbank Films Australia did good versions of Peter Pan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but this adaptation of Don Quixote is really bad. This film is superficial, with nothing engaging and an extremely episodic feeling. The big problem is that the source material was too complex and long to be adapted properly in less than a hour. Then, all it ends up as messy and aimless. This doesn't know whether being a comedy, a simple cartoon, an adaptation of the book or an allusion to the book. The pacing was uneven, with superficial dialogues that delay the thing and sudden conflict scenes. Those scenes are not engaging at all.

There were no good characters in the film. Everyone comes off as bland and very stereotypical. The dynamics between Isabel and Fernando (do not confuse them with the Catholic Kings) feel forced and useless.

There were some amusing scenes, but generally speaking, the dialog was completely immature and shallow, verging in obvious recalls at times. The animation and drawings are mediocre and sometimes annoying with the poor choice of colors. The music, while not bad, is forgettable.

In few words, this film was all over the place. There is little redeeming about this film.


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