Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
- Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Productions, Silver Screen Partners II
- Keyword: based on novel or book, sword, magic, fairy, pig, dragon, fantasy world, cauldron, evil ruler, mystical quest, teenage protagonist
- Cast: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, John Byner, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, Freddie Jones