Quest For Camelot (The Magic Sword)


(out of 5)

Painfully awful, this is probably the worst big-budget animated feature ever made. It features, for your enjoyment, bad voice acting, lame animation (sometimes the characters lag, as if the animators’ computers crashed halfway through their work and they never noticed), and a senseless story concerning a wronged woman out to restore her family’s claim to the legendary throne of Camelot. David Foster’s one song ‘The Prayer’ (made famous by  and Andrea Boccelli) is the film’s only saving grace, but even it sticks out like a sore thumb considering Celine Dion’s French-accented singing voice doesn’t even closely match portraying the character’s speaking voice. Best to buy the lovely theme on CD, but not on this film’s soundtrack, as the rest of the songs are about as abysmal as the film itself. Even kids will turn away from this stinker.


USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , , based on the novel The King’s Damosel by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Song) (“The Prayer”, music by Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster; lyric by Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tony Renis, Alberto Testa)

Golden Globe Award
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“The Prayer”, music and lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa)



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