The Last Unicorn (1982)

The Last Unicorn

dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. & Jules Bass (1982)

Film poster: “The Last Unicorn” dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. & Jules Bass (1982)

This really shouldn’t work, with its Disney-style animation, My Little Pony unicorn-worship and grandiose, prog-rock soundtrack. Then Alan Arkin (Schmendrick) and Jeff Bridges (Prince Lír) come along, and somehow it does. Still a trippy adaptation, but also epic-feeling and strangely compelling.

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