My, what a brave, handsome group: a pig keeper, a scullery maid, and a broken-down minstrel. Perhaps it would interest you to see what fate has in store for you.
"And it seems to me that if an Assistant Pig-Keeper does the best he can, and a prince does the best he can, there’s no difference between them." — Eilonwy, The Castle of Llyr
A Character Who Needs More Recognition: Princess Eilonwy
Princess Eilonwy appears in ‘The Black Cauldron’ (1985). Far from being just another stereotypical damsel-in-distress princess, who needs the hero to save her, she is hot-tempered, stubborn and resolute. She’s independent and as Taran learned, she is not just “some girl”. She’s the reason her, Taran and Fflewddur escaped from the Horned King’s dungeon. Although she is hot-tempered, she is sweet and caring as well. She’s all around a beautiful character who often gets left out and forgotten. Despite the character’s status as a princess in a Disney film, Princess Eilonwy is not considered part of the Disney Princess franchise most likely because of the film’s box-office failure. However if she does join the franchise she will be the youngest Disney princess, an honor which currently belongs to Snow White.
The Black Cauldron (1985) - Cast: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne
Legend has it, in the mystic land of Prydain, there was once a king so cruel and so evil, that even the Gods feared him. Since no prison could hold him, he was thrown alive into a crucible of molten iron. There his demonic spirit was captured in the form of a great, black cauldron. For uncounted centuries, the black cauldron lay hidden, waiting, while evil men searched for it, knowing whoever possessed it would have the power to resurrect an army of deathless warriors… and with them, rule the world.