KCAI Film School: The Last Unicorn

Director Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Year 1982
Starring Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow and Angela Lansbury
Rating G
Run Time 92min
More Info IMDb

Weary of being alone in the vast forest, unicorn Amalthea (voiced by Mia Farrow) begins to wonder if she’s the last of her kind. Following a rumor, she joins forces with feeble wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin) to look for the mystical Red Bull, a creature known to hunt and imprison unicorns. In order to walk unnoticed among men, Schmendrick magically transforms Amalthea into a beautiful woman. Together they embark on an adventure into the dark land of King Haggard, the man rumored to control the Red Bull. Based on Peter Beagle’s novel of the same name, THE LAST UNICORN is a bright, colorful tale of love and loss. The film also features the vocal talents of Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, and Angela Lansbury. Complete with an over-the-top soundtrack by the classic-rock band America, THE LAST UNICORN is perhaps the high point of directors Rankin and Bass’ film careers, and they made that great RUDOLPH TV special, even!

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