The Last Unicorn (1982)

USA, UK,
92m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby, English

An American/British animated fantasy film directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

Plot Summary

The world's last unicorn sets out to find out what became of the rest of her species. Along the way she inevitably picks up a strange group of helpers, including the clueless magician Schmendrick and Molly Grue, and is hampered by the evil King Haggard.

Credits

Crew
Directors: Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass
Rankin-Bass, for ITC Entertainment
Executive in Charge of Production: Masaki Uzuka
Executive Producer: Martin Starger
Producers: Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass
Associate Producer: Michael Chase Walker
Production Co-Ordinators: Toru Kara, Lee Wannacker
Script/Novel: Peter S. Beagle
Video Clip/German Version Director: Michael Pakleppa
Continuity: Katsukisa Yamada
Animation Co-Ordinator: Toru Kara
Assistant Animation Co-Ordinator: Kiyoshi Sakai
Animation Director: Katsukisa Yamada
Character Designer: Lester Abrams
Key Animation: Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Hidemi Kubo, Tadakatsu Yoshida
Animation: Yoshiko Sasaki, Masahiro Yoshida, Kayoko Sakano, Fukuo Suzuki
Assistant Animation Co-Ordinator: Kiyoshi Sakai
Background Supervisor: Minoru Niskida
Backgrounds: Kazusuke Yoshihara, Mitsuo Iwasaki, Minoru Niskida
Continuity Animation: Hidemi Kubo
Camera: Kiroyasu Omoto
Editor: Tomoko Kida
Music/Lyrics: Jimmy Webb
Orchestrations: William McCauley, Matthew McCauley
Additional Orchestrations: Jimmy Webb, Elton Moser
Recording Engineers: John Curcio, John Richards, Dave Iveland
Recording Mixer: Donald O. Mitchell
Sound Effects: Noriyoshi Ohira, Tom Clack
Production Designer: Arthur Rankin Jr
Tapestry Design: Ira Duga
Additional Storyboard Sequence: Don Duga

Cast
Alan Arkin (Schmendrick)
Jeff Bridges (Prince Lir)
Mia Farrow (unicorn/Amalthea)
Tammy Grimes (Molly Grue)
Robert Klein (The Butterfly)
Angela Lansbury (Mommy Fortuna)
Christopher Lee (King Haggard)
Keenan Wynn (Captain Cully)
Paul Frees (Mabruk)
Rene Auberjonois (the skull)
Brother Theodore (Ruhk)
Jack Lester
Edward Peck
Don Messick (the cat)
Nellie Bellflower (the tree)
Kenneth Jennings

Alternative Titles

Das Letzte Einhorn – West Germany
Ostatni jednorozec – Poland
El último unicornio – Spain
O Último Unicórnio – Portugal

See also
Shrek (2001)