Arabian Knight

Arabian Knight

Director: Richard Williams Cast: Jennifer Beals, Eric Bogosian, Matthew Broderick


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Master animator Richard Williams (best known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) created this visually dazzling full-length cartoon. Tack (voice of Matthew Broderick) is a shy and humble cobbler in love with the beautiful Princess Yum Yum (voice of Jennifer Beals). Tack gets his chance to impress the Princess when he's pressed into service to help defeat a wicked sorcerer, Zigzag (voice of Vincent Price); Tack also runs afoul of a charming but duplicitous thief (voice of Jonathan Winters). Arabian Knight (also shown as The Thief and the Cobbler) was reportedly long in production and held back from release for a time because the distributors were afraid that many Americans would not be inclined to see a family film set in the Middle East in the wake of the Gulf War; by the time it finally opened, two members of the voice cast, Vincent Price and Donald Pleasence, had passed on.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/1997
UPC: 0786936463132
Original Release: 1995
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Beals Princess Yum Yum
Eric Bogosian Phido
Matthew Broderick Tack
Toni Collette Nurse/Good Witch
Kevin Dorsey One-Eye
Donald Pleasence Phido the Vulture
Vincent Price Zigzag
Jonathan Winters Thief
Clive Revill King Nod

Technical Credits
Richard Williams Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Robert Folk Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Margaret French Screenwriter
Norman Gimbel Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Harris Animator
Jack Maeby Songwriter
Terry Runte Screenwriter
Imogen Sutton Producer
Stephen Zito Screenwriter

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The Thief and the Cobbler 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
finkhali More than 1 year ago
I would have my dad rent this movie EVERY weekend from the video store and I would watch it over and over and over!!! I am in ove with this movie, even as a teen. I am so ordering this right now!!
Jayzors More than 1 year ago
For all the history that's behind this piece of work, its truly a fantastic film. Most of it was hand just blows my mind. Anyone who appreciates animation the way it used to be AND wants to see decent flow will enjoy this movie, aside from the sweet and adorable main character, Tack. I first saw it when I was around eleven or so, and I didn't know the name of the movie, but I never finished it until eight years later, when I finally found the title and realized the characters matched up with my memory from those years ago. I adore animation, it being my major, but just the fact that all the scenes were done by hand gives me chills of excitement. The thief's thoughts are also humorous, which is always something to look forward to!
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