Kids entertainment was so much better back then. “The Black Cauldron” is a film which bombed supposedly due to it being deemed ‘too dark’ by audiences of its time. I must admit, I hadn’t seen Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” as a tyke–today, however, I’ve rectified that (for those of you who haven’t been following, this month’s theme is animation; I love Disney, I love darkness–so this only seemed befitting).
Many flicks for today’s kids substitute characters with archetypes, plot with colour, and wit with doubt-entendres (I’m looking right at you with a pulsating anime vein on my forehead, Angry Birds). Why oh why has the next generation been so woefully deprived of such delicious danger? Continue reading Animated April, Retrospective Review: The Black Cauldron