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Weary of being alone in the vast forest, unicorn Amalthea (Mia Farrow) begins to wonder if she's the last of her kind. Following a rumor, she joins forces with feeblish wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin) and wayward barmaid Molly (Tammy Grimes) 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 the three embark on a adventurous journey into the dark land of King Haggard, the man rumored to control the Red Bull. <br> <br> Based on Peter Beagle's novel of the same name, THE LAST UNICORN is a bright, colorful tale about love and loss. Farrow loans her fluttering voice indelibly to the lips of the unicorn, and Arkin is spot on playing the spell-casting wizard Schmendrick. The film also features the vocal talents of Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, and Angela Lansbury. Complete with an over-the-top soundtrack by the pop band America, THE LAST UNICORN is perhaps the high...
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CastAlan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Paul H. Frees, Christopher Lee, René Auberjonois, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury, Robert Klein, Mia Farrow, Don Messick, Tammy Grimes, Brother Theodore, Jack Lester
DirectorJules Bass
Genre:  Family
Release Date:  January 1, 1982
MPAA Rating:  G
DVD Release Date:  Artisan Entertainment (March 16, 2004)
Runtime:  84 minutes
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review by . May 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of those movies that i saw when i was really young (even though it was made before i was born) and tracked down on amazon as an adult. It is based on a book that sadly i have never read...but its on my list for the used book store. This film is about a unicorn that leaves her enchanted forest to seek out other unicorns after hearing a rumor that she is the last unicorn left in the world. After a butterfly tells the unicorn that she must seek out king haggard because he and his red bull …
review by . December 01, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Absolutely fantastic voice over cast     Cons: Never was a fan of the drawing style by Rankin/Bass     The Bottom Line: Completely faithful to the novel (...since Peter S. Beagle did the screenplay)     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. After my Top 10 Animated Goodness Movies list, in which I’d listed The Hobbit, someone mentioned I should have put The Last Unicorn instead. I hadn’t …
review by . January 12, 2002
Pros: Wonderful animation, good music, and a poignant and magical tale.     Cons: None, even the sad parts are appropriate to the story!     The Bottom Line: One of the greatest tales about unicorns in general and a masterwork of fantasy!     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Two huntsman enter a forest that is never touched by winter and begin talking about the belief that these woods belong to a …
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