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i_PP
remember_VB
seeing_VBG
the_DT
trailer_NN
of_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
on_IN
the_DT
pinocchio_???
video_NN
._.
it_PP
really_RB
scared_JJ
me_PP
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
didn't_DOD
want_VB
to_TO
go_VB
see_VB
it_PP
._.
however_RB
,_,
after_IN
i_PP
heard_VBD
about_IN
how_WRB
wonderful_JJ
it_PP
was_BEDZ
,_,
i_PP
wanted_VBD
to_IN
see_NN
it_PP
._.
i_PP
didn't_DOD
get_VB
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
do_DO
so_CS
,_,
until_CS
now_RB
._.
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
disney_NP
's_POS
25th_CD
animated_JJ
feature_NN
,_,
opens_VBZ
with_IN
a_DT
menacing_JJ
shot_NN
of_IN
a_DT
great_JJ
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
unshrouded_VBN
by_IN
mist_NN
as_IN
a_DT
narrator_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
tell_VB
the_DT
tale_NN
:_:
a_DT
long_JJ
time_NN
ago_RB
in_IN
the_DT
land_NN
of_IN
prydain_NN
,_,
there_EX
was_BEDZ
a_DT
king_NN
so_RB
evil_JJ
,_,
that_CS
his_PP$
spirit_NN
was_BEDZ
captured_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
cauldron_NN
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
hidden_VBN
for_IN
centuries_NNS
,_,
and_CC
whoever_WP
possesses_VBZ
it_PP
will_MD
have_HV
the_DT
power_NN
to_IN
conjure_VB
up_RP
an_DT
army_NN
of_IN
deathless_JJ
warriors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
with_IN
them_PP
rule_NN
the_DT
world_NN
?_?
and_CC
destroy_VB
it_PP
._.
then_RB
,_,
we_PP
meet_VB
a_DT
farmer-wizard_NN
,_,
dallben_FW
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
young_JJ
apprentice_NN
,_,
taran_NP
._.
taran_NP
dreams_NNS
of_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
warrior_NN
instead_RB
of_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
`_"
pig-keeper_JJR
'_"
(_(
they_PP
have_HV
a_DT
pig_NN
named_VBN
hen-wen_NP
)_)
._.
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
gives_VBZ
hen_???
wen_???
a_DT
nice_JJ
warm_JJ
bath_NN
,_,
the_DT
pig_NN
goes_VBZ
crazy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
dallben_FW
then_RB
realizes_VBZ
,_,
after_IN
watching_VBG
hen_???
wen_???
's_BEZ
thoughts_NNS
through_IN
a_DT
bucket_NN
of_IN
water_NN
,_,
that_CS
taran_NP
must_MD
hide_VB
hen_???
wen_???
in_CD
the_DT
forest_NN
._.
an_DT
evil_JJ
ruler_NN
known_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
is_BEZ
searching_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
hen_???
wen_???
has_HVZ
the_DT
power_NN
to_IN
show_NN
its_PP$
location_NN
._.
taran_NP
leads_VBZ
hen_???
wen_???
into_IN
the_DT
forest_NN
,_,
but_CC
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
he_PP
loses_VBZ
her_PP$
,_,
and_CC
tries_VBZ
to_TO
go_VB
find_VB
her_PP$
._.
along_RB
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
he_PP
meets_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
a_DT
mischievous_JJ
little_JJ
creature_NN
named_VBN
gurgi_NP
,_,
who_WP
desires_VBZ
`_"
munchings_NNS
and_CC
crunchings_NNS
'_"
,_,
much_DT
to_IN
his_PP$
dismay_NN
(_(
besides_RB
,_,
he_PP
stole_VBD
an_DT
apple_NN
that_CS
taran_NP
was_BEDZ
trying_VBG
to_IN
use_NN
to_IN
bring_VB
back_RP
hen_???
wen_???
)_(
._.
when_CS
he_PP
hears_VBZ
hen_???
wen_???
's_BEZ
squeal_NN
from_IN
far_RB
away_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
he_PP
races_NNS
to_IN
her_PP$
rescue_NN
?_?
only_RB
to_IN
see_NN
her_PP
get_VB
kidnapped_VBD
by_IN
dragonlike_NN
gwythants_NNS
._.
taran_NP
chases_VBZ
after_IN
the_DT
gwythants_NNS
and_CC
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
staring_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
's_POS
castle_NN
from_IN
far_RB
away_RB
._.
taran_NP
climbs_VBZ
the_DT
castle_NN
walls_NNS
,_,
and_CC
brings_VBZ
himself_PPX
into_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
,_,
where_CS
he_PP
attempts_NNS
to_IN
rescue_NN
hen_???
wen_???
._.
he_PP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
do_DO
so_CS
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
is_BEZ
himself_PPX
captured_VBN
and_CC
thrown_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
dungeon_NN
._.
there_EX
,_,
he_PP
meets_VBZ
princess_NN
eilonwy_NP
(_(
and_CC
her_PP$
magic_NN
bauble_JJ
,_,
another_DT
thing_NN
which_WDT
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
was_BEDZ
hoping_VBG
to_IN
use_NN
to_IN
find_VB
the_DT
cauldron_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
two_CD
escape_NN
through_IN
the_DT
deep_JJ
castle_NN
walls_NNS
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
taran_NP
finds_VBZ
a_DT
sword_NN
in_IN
a_DT
burial_NN
chamber_NN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
rescue_VB
a_DT
comic_NN
bard_NN
named_VBN
fflewdurr_???
flamm_???
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
a_DT
harp_NN
whose_WP$
strings_NNS
break_VB
whenever_WRB
he_PP
tells_VBZ
a_DT
lie_NN
._.
the_DT
three_CD
manage_VB
to_IN
escape_NN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
's_POS
castle_NN
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
before_IN
taran_NP
realizes_VBZ
that_CS
his_PP$
sword_NN
is_BEZ
magic_JJ
._.
as_CS
they_PP
rest_VB
in_IN
the_DT
forest_NN
,_,
gurgi_NP
reappears_VBZ
,_,
claiming_VBG
to_IN
have_HV
found_VBN
hen_???
wen_???
's_BEZ
trail_NN
._.
he_PP
leads_VBZ
taran_JJ
,_,
eilonwy_NP
and_CC
fflewdurr_???
,_,
by_IN
way_NN
of_IN
`_"
pig_NN
tracks_NNS
'_"
,_,
to_IN
a_DT
whirlpool_NN
._.
suddenly_RB
,_,
they_PP
all_PDT
get_VB
sucked_VBD
under_IN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
meet_VB
the_DT
fairy-like_NN
fairfolk_NP
._.
taran_NP
is_BEZ
reunited_VBN
with_IN
hen_???
wen_???
,_,
and_CC
informed_VBN
that_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
is_BEZ
hidden_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
land_NN
of_IN
morva_NP
._.
he_PP
then_RB
devises_NNS
a_NN
crazy_JJ
idea_NN
that_CS
if_CS
they_PP
can_MD
destroy_VB
the_DT
cauldron_NN
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
prevent_VB
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
from_IN
destroying_VBG
their_PP$
world_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
a_DT
grumpy_???
fairy_NN
named_VBD
doli_???
,_,
the_DT
four_CD
travelers_NNS
manage_VB
to_IN
find_NN
themselves_PPX
at_IN
a_DT
mysterious_JJ
cottage_NN
._.
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
no_DT
ordinary_JJ
cottage_NN
;_;
three_CD
comically_RB
strange_JJ
witches_NNS
inhabit_VB
the_DT
place_NN
._.
when_CS
taran_NP
tells_VBZ
them_PP
that_CS
they_PP
are_BER
searching_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
they_PP
agree_VB
to_TO
let_VB
him_PP
have_HV
it_PP
?_?
in_IN
exchange_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
sword_NN
._.
taran_NP
agrees_VBZ
,_,
much_DT
to_IN
eilonwy_NP
's_POS
horror_NN
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
least_DT
they_PP
get_VB
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
._.
but_CC
?_?
the_DT
cauldron_NN
can't_MD
be_BE
destroyed_VBN
,_,
only_RB
its_PP$
evil_NN
powers_NNS
can_MD
be_BE
stopped_VBN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
do_DO
so_CS
is_BEZ
for_CS
a_DT
living_NN
being_BEG
to_IN
climb_NN
into_IN
it_PP
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
free_JJ
will_MD
?_?
never_RB
to_IN
return_NN
alive_JJ
._.
things_NNS
take_VB
a_DT
turn_NN
for_IN
the_DT
worse_JJR
when_CS
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
's_POS
henchmen_NNS
capture_VB
taran_NP
,_,
eilonwy_NP
,_,
and_CC
fflewdurr_???
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
and_CC
lead_VB
them_PP
back_RP
to_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
._.
taran_NP
,_,
eilonwy_NP
,_,
and_CC
fflewdurr_???
watch_NN
in_IN
horror_NN
as_IN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
unleashes_NNS
the_DT
supernatural_JJ
powers_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
cauldron_NN
to_IN
ressurect_NN
his_PP$
army_NN
of_IN
deathless_JJ
warriors_NNS
(_(
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
horrifying_JJ
scene_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
because_CS
here_RB
,_,
a_DT
dead_JJ
army_NN
comes_VBZ
alive_JJ
?_?
)_)
._.
just_RB
when_CS
all_PDT
seems_VBZ
lost_JJ
,_,
though_CS
,_,
gurgi_NP
reappears_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
rescues_NNS
taran_NP
,_,
eilonwy_NP
,_,
and_CC
fflewdurr_???
._.
taran_NP
is_BEZ
about_IN
to_IN
jump_NN
into_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
but_CC
gurgi_NP
stops_VBZ
him_PP
,_,
not_XNOT
wanting_VBG
him_PP
to_IN
throw_NN
his_PP$
life_NN
away_RB
._.
gurgi_NP
then_RB
jumps_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
deathless_JJ
warriors_NNS
decay_NN
._.
taran_NP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
find_NN
a_DT
way_NN
to_IN
rescue_NN
gurgi_NP
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
is_BEZ
forced_VBN
to_IN
do_DO
battle_NN
against_IN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
._.
he_PP
kicks_VBZ
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
away_RB
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
then_RB
magically_RB
sucked_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
where_CS
its_PP$
powers_NNS
immediately_RB
destroy_VB
him_PP
completely_RB
._.
taran_NP
,_,
eilonwy_NP
,_,
and_CC
fflewdurr_???
manage_VB
to_TO
escape_VB
from_IN
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
's_POS
castle_NN
just_RB
as_IN
it_PP
self-destructs_NNS
._.
the_DT
witches_NNS
then_RB
reappear_VB
and_CC
attempt_NN
to_IN
take_VB
the_DT
now_RB
useless_JJ
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
away_RB
,_,
but_CC
fflewdurr_???
stops_VBZ
them_PP
,_,
saying_VBG
that_CS
they_PP
`_"
never_RB
give_VB
anything_PN
away_RB
,_,
they_PP
bargain_NN
'_"
._.
in_IN
response_NN
to_IN
this_DT
,_,
the_DT
witches_NNS
offer_VB
taran_NP
his_PP$
sword_NN
back_RP
,_,
but_CC
taran_NP
instead_RB
has_HVZ
a_DT
new_JJ
trade_NN
:_:
the_DT
cauldron_NN
for_IN
gurgi_NP
._.
the_DT
trade_NN
is_BEZ
made_VBN
;_;
gurgi_NP
's_POS
seemingly_RB
lifeless_JJ
body_NN
reappears_VBZ
before_IN
the_DT
heartbroken_JJ
group_NN
._.
as_CS
taran_NP
cradles_NNS
him_PP
in_CD
his_PP$
arms_NNS
,_,
though_CS
,_,
gurgi_NP
stirs-he_???
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
dead_JJ
after_IN
all_PDT
!_!
the_DT
happy_JJ
group_NN
then_RB
returns_VBZ
home_NN
,_,
where_CS
hen_???
wen_???
(_(
brought_VBD
home_NN
by_IN
the_DT
fairfolk_NP
once_RB
the_DT
dangers_NNS
are_BER
past_JJ
)_)
,_,
dallben_FW
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
doli_???
,_,
await_VB
their_PP$
triumphant_JJ
return_NN
._.
as_CS
spectacular_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
sounds_NNS
,_,
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
really_RB
suffered_VBN
a_DT
lot_NN
in_IN
its_PP$
past_NN
times_NNS
._.
before_IN
ron_NP
miller_NP
was_BEDZ
fired_VBN
from_IN
his_PP$
position_NN
as_IN
chairman_NN
of_IN
walt_NP
disney_NP
productions_NNS
,_,
he_PP
had_HVD
bought_VBN
a_DT
novel_NN
by_IN
lloyd_NP
alexander_NP
called_VBD
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
a_DT
sword_NN
and_CC
sorcery_NN
tale_NN
for_IN
the_DT
studio_NN
._.
bringing_VBG
this_DT
book_NN
to_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
was_BEDZ
the_DT
studio_NN
's_POS
fondest_NN
dream_NN
._.
miller_NP
,_,
who_WP
entitled_VBN
himself_NN
as_IN
the_DT
executive_NN
producer_NN
,_,
promised_VBD
that_CS
they_PP
would_MD
do_DO
so_RB
after_IN
they_PP
had_HVD
proved_VBN
themselves_PPX
on_IN
other_JJ
projects_NNS
._.
when_CS
micheal_NN
eisner_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
executives_NNS
arrived_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
disney_NP
animation_NN
studio_NN
,_,
the_DT
animators_NNS
were_BED
struggling_VBG
to_IN
complete_JJ
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
._.
by_IN
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
things_NNS
had_HVD
gone_VBN
really_RB
rocky_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
animation_NN
department_NN
._.
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
studio_NN
's_POS
old_JJ
men_NNS
had_HVD
retired_VBN
or_CC
died_VBD
._.
therefore_RB
,_,
the_DT
animators_NNS
suffered_VBD
a_DT
hard_JJ
time_NN
making_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
._.
originally_RB
budgeted_VBN
at_IN
$_???
1985_CD
million_NN
,_,
the_DT
costs_NNS
raised_VBN
to_IN
$_???
1985_CD
million_NN
because_CS
of_IN
constant_JJ
changes_NNS
on_IN
everything_PN
?_?
and_CC
when_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
finally_RB
released_VBN
on_IN
june_NP
1985_CD
,_,
1985_CD
,_,
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
was_BEDZ
greeted_VBN
by_IN
praising_VBG
reviews_NNS
from_IN
some_DT
critics_NNS
,_,
but_CC
somehow_RB
the_DT
film_NN
flopped_VBD
._.
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
rated_VBN
pg_NP
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
although_CS
`_"
disneyfied_JJ
'_"
from_IN
lloyd_NP
alexander_NP
's_POS
chronicles_NNS
of_IN
prydain_NN
(_(
which_WDT
is_BEZ
what_WDT
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
)_)
,_,
was_BEDZ
much_DT
more_RBR
scarier_JJ
and_CC
darker_JJR
than_CS
disney_NP
's_POS
other_JJ
previous_JJ
efforts_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
the_DT
rescuers_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
fox_NN
and_CC
the_DT
hound_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
probably_RB
why_WRB
so_RB
many_DT
people_NN
considered_VBN
it_PP
too_RB
scary_JJ
and_CC
stayed_VBD
away_RB
from_IN
it_PP
._.
in_IN
addition_NN
,_,
other_JJ
critics_NNS
rejected_VBD
it_PP
for_IN
having_HVG
`_"
no_RB
heart_NN
'_"
and_CC
`_"
unmemorable_JJ
'_"
,_,
compared_VBN
to_IN
other_JJ
disney_NP
animated_JJ
features_NNS
._.
but_CC
whatever_WDT
the_DT
real_JJ
reason_NN
,_,
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
financial_JJ
disaster_NN
,_,
grossing_VBG
only_RB
$_???
21_CD
million_NN
._.
the_DT
failure_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
grounded_VBN
the_DT
studio_NN
's_POS
animation_NN
department_NN
,_,
and_CC
exiled_JJ
the_DT
animation_NN
team_NN
to_IN
annex_NN
buildings_NNS
in_IN
nearby_JJ
glendale_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
seemed_VBD
like_IN
animated_JJ
features_NNS
would_MD
no_DT
longer_JJR
become_VB
a_DT
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
studio_NN
's_POS
reputation_NN
._.
the_DT
next_OD
two_CD
disney_NP
animated_JJ
features_NNS
,_,
the_DT
great_JJ
mouse_NN
detective_NN
and_CC
oliver_NP
and_CC
company_NN
,_,
although_CS
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
lighthearted_JJ
than_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
didn't_DOD
do_DO
much_DT
better_NN
(_(
although_CS
oliver_NP
and_CC
company_NN
grossed_VBN
much_DT
more_RBR
than_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
and_CC
the_DT
great_JJ
mouse_NN
detective_NN
)_)
._.
only_RB
with_IN
the_DT
little_JJ
mermaid_NN
did_DOD
the_DT
studio_NN
regain_VB
its_PP$
reputation_NN
for_IN
successful_JJ
animated_JJ
features_NNS
._.
as_CS
for_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
rereleased_VBN
in_IN
some_DT
cities_NNS
for_IN
a_DT
temporary_JJ
time_NN
under_IN
the_DT
title_NN
taran_NP
and_CC
the_DT
magic_JJ
cauldron_NN
._.
finally_RB
,_,
the_DT
studio_NN
locked_VBD
the_DT
film_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
vault_NN
and_CC
denied_VBD
that_CS
it_PP
ever_RB
even_RB
was_BEDZ
released_VBN
._.
because_CS
of_IN
all_PDT
this_DT
,_,
you_PP
might_MD
ask_VB
yourself_PPX
,_,
was_BEDZ
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
really_RB
such_DT
a_DT
bad_JJ
movie_NN
?_?
the_DT
people_NN
who_WP
had_HVD
seen_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
didn't_DOD
think_VB
so_RB
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
many_DT
people_NN
had_HVD
calls_NNS
to_IN
buena_NNS
vista_NP
home_NN
video_NN
requesting_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
they_PP
denied_VBD
it_PP
._.
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
,_,
it_PP
seemed_VBD
like_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
would_MD
never_RB
be_BE
released_VBN
to_IN
video_NN
?_?
until_CS
september_NP
1997_CD
,_,
disney_NP
released_JJ
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
to_IN
video_NN
in_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
kingdom_NN
._.
few_DT
people_NN
imported_JJ
the_DT
video_NN
from_IN
england_NP
and_CC
converted_VBD
to_TO
ntsc_NP
(_(
including_IN
me_PP
)_)
and_CC
for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
hadn't_HVD
seen_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
yet_RB
(_(
i_PP
am_BEM
included_VBN
here_RB
)_)
,_,
they_PP
got_VBD
quite_RB
a_DT
treat_NN
._.
but_CC
people_NN
who_WP
had_HVD
bootleg_NN
copies_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
noticed_VBD
that_CS
in_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
where_CS
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
raises_VBZ
his_PP$
army_NN
of_IN
deathless_JJ
warriors_NNS
,_,
about_IN
12_CD
seconds_NNS
of_IN
ghoulish_JJ
looking_VBG
skeletons_NNS
were_BED
slightly_RB
trimmed_VBN
so_RB
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
get_VB
a_DT
u_NN
rating_NN
(_(
in_IN
the_DT
uk_NP
,_,
the_DT
u_NN
rating_NN
means_NN
universal_JJ
:_:
suitable_JJ
for_IN
all_PDT
ages_NNS
,_,
kinda_RB
like_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
version_NN
of_IN
g_NN
)_)
._.
somewhere_RB
online_JJ
,_,
a_DT
team_NN
of_IN
diehard_NP
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
fans_NNS
signed_VBN
a_DT
petition_NN
that_CS
said_VBD
,_,
`_"
bring_VB
back_RP
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
!_!
'_"
,_,
and_CC
because_CS
of_IN
that_DT
,_,
disney_NP
finally_RB
decided_VBD
to_TO
release_VB
the_DT
video_NN
to_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
._.
before_IN
that_DT
time_NN
,_,
rumors_NNS
online_JJ
had_HVD
been_BEN
made_VBN
that_CS
the_DT
video_NN
would_MD
be_BE
trimmed_VBN
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
uk_NP
video_NN
,_,
so_RB
that_CS
it_PP
would_MD
get_VB
a_DT
g_NN
rating_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
they_PP
would_MD
add_VB
in_IN
songs_NNS
._.
those_DT
rumors_NNS
were_BED
put_VBN
to_IN
rest_NN
when_CS
the_DT
walt_NP
disney_NP
company_NN
announced_VBD
that_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
*_???
would_MD
*_???
be_BE
released_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
pg_NP
rated_VBN
version_NN
._.
even_RB
still_RB
,_,
when_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
finally_RB
released_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
us_NP
,_,
some_DT
reaction_NN
was_BEDZ
mixed_VBN
._.
some_DT
felt_VBD
that_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
indeed_RB
cut_VBN
,_,
but_CC
some_DT
felt_VBD
that_CS
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
._.
but_IN
these_DT
where_CS
only_RB
minor_JJ
criticisms_NNS
which_WDT
seemed_VBD
laughable_JJ
,_,
since_CS
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
was_BEDZ
absent_JJ
for_IN
thirteen_CD
years_NNS
was_BEDZ
finally_RB
available_JJ
._.
as_CS
for_IN
myself_PPX
,_,
when_CS
i_PP
saw_VBD
the_DT
movie_NN
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
(_(
on_IN
converted_JJ
ntsc_NP
video_NN
)_)
,_,
i_PP
didn't_DOD
expect_VB
much_DT
at_IN
all_PDT
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
had_HVD
heard_VBN
so_RB
many_DT
mediocre_JJ
things_NNS
about_IN
it_PP
,_,
that_CS
i_PP
didn't_DOD
think_VB
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
ever_RB
be_BE
such_DT
a_DT
good_JJ
film_NN
._.
much_DT
to_IN
my_PP$
surprise_NN
,_,
when_CS
i_PP
saw_VBD
the_DT
first_OD
few_DT
minutes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
asking_VBG
myself_PPX
,_,
"_"
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
same_DT
film_NN
everyone_PN
saw_VBD
?_?
the_DT
one_CD
that_CS
flopped_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
box_NN
office_NN
?_?
the_DT
one_CD
that_CS
critics_NNS
and_CC
filmgoers_NNS
alike_RB
called_VBN
"_"
a_DT
bad_JJ
movie_NN
"_"
?_?
this_DT
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
like_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
above_JJ
._.
instead_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
classic_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
right_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
cast_NN
of_IN
characters_NNS
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
taran_JJ
(_(
grant_NN
bardsley_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
assistant_NN
pig_NN
keeper_NN
who_WP
would_MD
rather_RB
be_BE
a_DT
warrior_NN
than_CS
a_DT
pig-keeper_NN
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
's_POS
hero_NN
._.
the_DT
critics_NNS
have_HV
said_VBN
that_CS
taran_NP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
likeable_JJ
at_IN
all_PDT
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
opposite_JJ
is_BEZ
true_JJ
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
brave_JJ
,_,
loyal_JJ
,_,
and_CC
eventually_RB
learns_VBZ
a_DT
lesson_NN
about_IN
friendship_NN
later_RBR
on_IN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
likeable_JJ
character_NN
here_RB
!_!
not_XNOT
that_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
likeable_JJ
character_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
gurgi_NP
(_(
john_NP
biner_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
lovable_JJ
little_JJ
,_,
uh_UH
,_,
thing_NN
who_NP
remains_VBZ
loyal_JJ
to_IN
taran_NP
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
they_PP
don't_DO
quite_RB
hit_VB
it_PP
off_RP
at_IN
first_OD
._.
but_CC
another_DT
likeable_JJ
character_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
bad_JJ
guy_NN
comic_NN
henchman_NN
,_,
a_DT
dwarf_NN
named_VBN
creeper_NN
(_(
phil_NP
fondacairo_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
loyal_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
imaginative_JJ
and_CC
sinister_JJ
villain_NN
,_,
the_DT
horned_JJ
king_NN
(_(
voiced_VBN
gruesomely_RB
by_IN
john_NP
hurt_VB
)_(
,_,
yet_RB
he_PP
also_RB
fears_VBZ
his_PP$
neck_NN
._.
the_DT
other_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
including_IN
the_DT
sidekicks_NNS
,_,
a_DT
spunky_JJ
,_,
but_CC
sweet_JJ
princess_NN
named_VBN
eilonwy_NP
and_CC
the_DT
comic_NN
bard_NN
fflewdurr_???
flamm_???
,_,
and_CC
three_CD
comically_RB
wicked_JJ
witches_NNS
who_WP
hide_VB
a_DT
dark_JJ
secret_NN
,_,
although_CS
pleasant_JJ
and_CC
likeable_JJ
,_,
aren't_BER
quite_RB
as_IN
well_RB
rounded_JJ
as_CS
they_PP
should_MD
be_BE
._.
the_DT
story_NN
itself_PPX
is_BEZ
an_DT
adventurous_JJ
one_CD
,_,
a_DT
quest_NN
involving_VBG
the_DT
mystical_JJ
pig_NN
,_,
hen_???
wen_???
,_,
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
itself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
an_DT
army_NN
of_IN
deathless_JJ
ones_NNS
with_IN
everything_PN
:_:
a_DT
hooking_NN
opening_NN
to_IN
a_DT
spectacular_JJ
finale_NN
._.
elmer_NN
bernstein_NP
's_POS
music_NN
also_RB
tells_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
perfectly_RB
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
dark_JJ
,_,
yet_RB
calming_JJ
manner_NN
._.
the_DT
animation_NN
itself_PPX
is_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
good_JJ
considering_CS
that_DT
this_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
created_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
darkest_JJS
time_NN
of_IN
the_DT
studios_NNS
._.
even_RB
though_CS
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
occasional_JJ
effects_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
not_XNOT
quite_RB
good_JJ
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
ground_NN
opening_NN
when_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
rises_NNS
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
earth_NN
,_,
the_DT
animation_NN
overall_JJ
is_BEZ
top_JJ
notch_NN
._.
overall_JJ
?_?
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
endeavor_NN
._.
fans_NNS
unfamiliar_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
lloyd_NP
alexander_NP
chronicles_NNS
of_IN
prydain_NN
will_MD
get_VB
a_DT
kick_NN
out_RP
of_IN
this_DT
one_CD
,_,
except_CS
young_JJ
kids_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
extremely_RB
scary_JJ
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
are_BER
more_DT
darker_JJR
than_CS
disney_NP
's_POS
other_JJ
films_NNS
(_(
although_CS
some_DT
consider_VB
the_DT
stampede_NN
sequence_NN
from_IN
the_DT
lion_NN
king_NN
and_CC
frollo_NP
observing_VBG
esmeralda_NP
in_IN
the_DT
fires_NNS
of_IN
hell_NN
in_IN
the_DT
hunchback_NN
of_IN
notre_NP
dame_NP
are_BER
just_RB
as_IN
scary_JJ
)_)
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
the_DT
main_JJ
reason_NN
why_WRB
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
rated_VBN
pg_NP
._.
fans_NNS
familiar_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
lloyd_NP
alexander_NP
series_NN
will_MD
recognize_VB
the_DT
differences_NNS
between_IN
the_DT
novel_NN
and_CC
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
ingredients_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
true_JJ
disney_NP
film_NN
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
classic_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
right_NN
,_,
and_CC
deserves_VBZ
a_DT
far_RB
better_JJR
chance_NN
than_CS
what_WDT
it_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
given_VBN
._.
that_CS
better_RBR
chance_NN
has_HVZ
finally_RB
come_VBN
._.
whatever_WDT
reason_NN
about_IN
why_WRB
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
was_BEDZ
such_DT
a_DT
big_JJ
failure_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
have_HV
disappeared_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
finally_RB
achieved_VBN
its_PP$
place_NN
among_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
most_RBS
proudest_JJ
achievements_NNS
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
think_VB
though_CS
,_,
whatever_WDT
would_MD
have_HV
happened_VBN
if_CS
the_DT
black_JJ
cauldron_NN
*_???
was_BEDZ
*_???
a_DT
box_NN
office_NN
success_NN
?_?
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