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The Last Unicorn
Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. • 1982 • United States
Starring Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow
The legendary animation company Rankin/Bass produced this cult-favorite fantasy featuring the voice talents of Mia Farrow, Christopher Lee, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, and Angela Lansbury, in which a brave unicorn—fearing she may be the last of her kind—joins forces with a sorcerer to stop the villainous King Haggard from capturing her. Featuring striking visuals courtesy of Japan’s Topcraft animation studio (members of whom would go on to form the core of Studio Ghibli), THE LAST UNICORN is graced with moments of unexpected darkness and surrealism that make it one of the most captivating and unique children’s films of its era.