• The Last Unicorn (1982)

The Last Unicorn

Release Date: November 19th, 1982

G |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

In this animated musical, the villainous King Haggard (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world's unicorns. When a young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that she's in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer. Together, they embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat Haggard and save the unicorns from extinction.

Cast: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn

Director: Jules Bass , Arthur Rankin Jr.

Genres: Fantasy , Children , Animated

Production Co: Rankin/Bass Productions, Incorporated Television Company

Distributors: Jensen Farley Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Creative, Spirited, Friendship, Playful, Love, Charming, Rescue, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Time Out

    Rather groovy little fable, based on Peter Beagle's fantasy about a unicorn's search for company. show more

  • 75
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    G-rated material with the snap of a good story and animated artwork that often sparkles. [01 Dec 1982, p.D6]

  • 50
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Gone from the glittering original are most of the charm and all of the humor, deflating a bright balloon into little more than the rubbery flatness of a Saturday-morning cartoon.

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