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Disney Adapting "The Prydain Chronicles" for Film
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Disney is returning to the land of Prydain.  Variety is reporting that Disney has picked up the rights to The Prydain Chronicles, a five book fantasy series written by Lloyd Alexander in the 1960s.  The books star an Assistant Pig-Keeper named Taran, the princess Eilonwy, and the failed bard Fflewddur Fflam and their quest to protect their Wales-esque homeland from the forces of the Land of Death.  

Disney previously adapted the first two books of The Prydain Chronicles into the Black Cauldron animated film, which is notable for its surprisingly dark tone and lack of songs.  The Black Cauldron was the first Disney animated film to earn a PG rating and was also the first Disney film to utilize computer generated effects.  The Black Cauldron received mixed reviews and was a box office failure, which led to Disney delaying the movie’s home release for a full decade.

Per Variety’s report, Disney has yet to tap a producer, director or screenwriter for the film and it is unknown if they plan on adapting the movie as a live action or animated film. 

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Mini Disney Challenge Movie: Day 1: Pick a movie

The Black Cauldron

So, why did I choose The Black Cauldron? I wanted to do this challenge but I didn"t know which Disney movie take. The Black Cauldron is the last movie I saw today. When I was young, I was afraid of the Horned King and by the music. But now, I realize it is a good movie, different from the other Disney movies. I’m sad because this is actually a good movie which is underrated so, with this mini challenge, I hope I could make it a little more enjoyable.

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wtf i s the black cauldron

asdfghjkl OH MY GOD

okay honestly not a lot of ppl know this movie + some of those who do rlly don’t like it BUT I DO

i’d explain the plot myself but. i’m bad at doing that so here’s the basic rundown from wikipedia: “Set in the mythical land of Prydain during the Early Middle Ages, the film centers on the evil Horned King who hopes to secure an ancient magical cauldron that will aid him in his desire to conquer the world. He is opposed by a young pig keeper named Taran, the young princess Eilonwy, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, and a wild creature named Gurgi who seek to destroy the cauldron, to prevent the Horned King from ruling the world.”

and the animation and effects are SO FUCKING COOL and elionwy is an a+ female character and it was ahead of its fucking time OKAY i’m so mad more ppl don’t know and appreciate this movie

also fun fact: they had to reedit this movie like three times to avoid getting an r rating

I was tagged by @snowflake-owl

Name: John

Nickname(s): Zombie Dog

Height: 6′3″

Ethnicity: Half English, ¼ Scottish, ¼ Irish.

Favorite Fruits: Apples

Favorite Season: Winter

Favorite Book(s): The Pickwick Papers

Favorite Flower(s): Lilac Tree

Favorite Animal(s): Otter, Pangolin, Kangaroo? Not sure.

Favorite Beverage(s): Tea, Black, Milk + Sugar

Favorite Fictional Character(s): Rincewind; Mr. Pickwick, Mr. Tupman, Sam and Tony Weller; Susan Sto Helit; Saitama; Jean Valjean; Merlin; Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger; Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas; The Morrigan, Bridget, Pidge, and Cooroo; Eilonwy, Taran of Caer Dallben, Fflewder Fflam; Aravis, Shasta, Bree and Hwin; Atrus (and Catherine); Midoriya Izuku and his mom; Pteppic, Ptraci, Chidder; Solomon Cohen; Mariel of Redwall; Ms Frizzle; Maria of Malplaquet Hall, Cook and the Professor; Bottles the Mole, Kazooie (and Banjo as her foil); Nobby Nobbs and Fred Colon; Van Hohenheim; Nanny Ogg; The Lintillas; Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole; Meg Wallace, Mrs Who, Mrs What and Mrs Which; Belle and the Beast; Roger and Anita Radcliffe, Pongo and Perdita; Daisy and Onslow; Zaphod Beeblebrox; Mr. Nobody; Morpheus; Toriel, Alphys, Undyne, Burgerpants, Sans, Bratty & Catty, Papyrus, and Monster Kid; Magrat Garlick; George Costanza; The Major General; The main characters of F•R•I•E•N•D•S; Trapper John MacIntyre, Colonel Henry Blake, Walter O’Reilly; Tali’zorah Nar Rayya, Mordin Solus, Garrus; Luigi; Renamon, Impmon, Ruki and Terriermon; Dickon and Martha Sowerby, and Mary Lennox; Kaa (in the book); Black Beauty; Huckleberry Finn and Jim; Edna Turnblad; Merry and Pippin; Bilbo Baggins; Lu Tze; George and Gracie; Jon and Blanche; Krillin; Soos, Wendy; Kamajii; Larry, Moe, Curly and Shemp; Luther Heggs; Ramona Quimby; Marty and the Professor; Princess Ida and the Prince; Pazu, Sheeta, and Captain Dola; Captain Haddock, Tintin and Snowy, Thompson and Thomson; Elena Fisher; Mustrum Ridcully; Gabriel Betteredge; Siegfried and Tristan Farnon; Lord and Lady Peter Wimsey and Mervyn Bunter; Bertie Wooster; The Phoenix, (from the E. Nesbit book) and others in a list which could go on forever and quite possibly may.

Number of Pillows & Blankets You Sleep With: Two pillows, blankets vary depending on if weather is boiling or freezing.

Dream Trip: Already been. ;)

Number of Followers: I don’t know, maybe like 5 active ones?

Song You’re Listening to Right Now: Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen