Taran dreams of becoming a great warrior, but must stop daydreaming because he doesnt live in Middle Ages XD. He practise fencing everyday with Arthur and Phoebus.
He love The Lord of the Rings and everything that is related to this type of literature (Sword and sorcery fan <3)
Many people dont remember he because he likes pass unnoticed ^___^
Hope you like it!
P.D. I always remember he like "Taron" but english ver. was Taran ^^
Everyone who has seen it knows Taran wants to be knight. And we know that every knight needs a squire, and what do you know? Arthur wants to be a squire. So why would Arthur want to be a squire for that slob Kay when he can be a squire for Taran? ; )
See, the problem with your VHS reasoning, The Black Cauldron was released in July, 1985. The Little Mermaid was released November, 1989 (VHS release May, 1990). And then followed by Beauty and the Beast in November, 1991 (VHS release October, 1992). Then Aladdin in November, 1992 (VHS release October, 1993). As you can see, the following moves, starting 4 years after the Black Cauldron's initial release to theaters, received a VHS release ranging from 6-months to about 1-year after their theatrical release.
Disney had plenty of years to release a VHS of the Black Cauldron, but they never did until August 4, 1998, 13-years after the film had vanished from most people's knowledge.
All I remember back in 1985, I saw the previews for the film, and I was excited to see it. Even as a 5-year old, I loved scary movies. I begged my dad to take me. He wanted to wait for the week after its release to avoid crowds, so I was patient. When we went to the theaters the next week, the movie was gone. Pulled from the theater because it was dubbed "too scary", and never seen again until I was 18.
See, the reason it did poorly is because parents refused to take their children to see it because it was "too scary". Its not because the content, plot, or animation was bad, it was scary. And for parents back in the 80's, that was unacceptable. This was also reflected in reviews by critics who also deemed it inappropriate for children, and thus caused Disney to pull it from theaters and denied its re-release in any format.
Thus, the film was banned. By definition; a ban is "officially or legally prohibit" which is what Disney did, piratically denying its existence in the Disney Library until fans started requesting its release in the late 90's (thanks to the internet). While it is still not considered a popular favorite for most families, for the few who do know and like this film for its own unique Disney Qualities, it is a rare gem to keep.
"Well, yeah, but..."
"Why is there a pig here?"
"Farmer's market, y'know."
"You bought a pig."
"I understand predictions. Merlin's usually drilling me with 20 or so daily!"
"Huh. Just weirded out by the pig, not the crazy usage of said pig."
"TARYN I HAVE GREAT NEWS OH MY GOD A PIG!"
I think Phoebus is the last guy, but he obviously wasn't as well developed as I wanted him to be. I owe it to Phoebus's brilliant voice actor, Kevin Kline, to write dialogue in the way he would speak it.
Thank you for the feedback, and I hope this answers any questions you may have had. Have a nice day!