Review of The Last Unicorn (1982)

Moving picture, 92 minutes

A unicorn leaves her enchanted forest to find others. Out there in the world, magic appears to be on the wane. The unicorn meets various human scoundrels, and as part of a deceit to find the root of the problem, she is turned into a mortal human by an unreliable magician.

Adventure, fairytale. Funded by Rankin-Bass, animated by Topcraft. It falls into the gruesome musical trap after a while. Some enjoyable symbolism and reasonably human characters, but otherwise dull writing. Japanese outsourcing shows in some character designs. Badly drawn and voiced, with a few exceptions (notably Fortuna).

moving picture animation Japanese production fiction