Quest for Camelot

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Quest for Camelot Movie Poster Image
Animated musical has a few tense scenes.
  • G
  • 1998
  • 86 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Violence & Scariness

Good guy killed. Tense scenes.

Sexy Stuff

None

Language

None

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

None

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has no inappropriate content for kids but younger or more sensitive kids may be disturbed by a few tense scenes, and a scene in which a good guy is killed.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynduns July 20, 2011

A fun movie that'll keep kids entertained

But like most Disney ripoffs, it's lacking the depth of what made the films it's trying to be like work. This movie starts with a great premise: a wo... Continue reading
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008

Great Kids Movie

This is an excellent kids movie worth seeing.
Teen, 14 years old Written byiheartchocolate198 December 23, 2009
I do not remember a lot of it, so I am probably not going to give the best review. I remember that I loved this movie as a kid.
Teen, 13 years old Written byChewbacca Laufeyson April 10, 2014

Good, but not great.

This was my absolute faverite when I was little! It still doesn't dissapoint. Some parts kind of lag, but overall it's still pretty good. No one can b... Continue reading

What's the story?

QUEST FOR CAMELOT centers on a young girl named Kayley, who dreams of being a knight like her father, who was killed defending King Arthur from the brutal Ruber. When Ruber steals Excalibur from Camelot, Kayley goes into the forbidden forest to find it. There she meets Garrett, a squire befriended by her late father, who left Camelot after he became blind. Joined by a two-headed dragon, they find the sword and fight Ruber to return Excalibur to Arthur.

Is it any good?

The animation has some good moments, especially a sleepy ogre. The heroine and hero are spirited if a bit too generic. But with the exception of the dragon's cute duet, the songs add little and slow down the story. Themes worth discussing include the importance of cooperation, loyalty, and the strengths of those considered disabled.

This is the first attempt by Warner Brothers, home of Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck, to get into Disney territory with a full-length animated musical drama, and it is a step in the right direction, even if it does not match Disney or even non-Disney features like Anastasia. The movie's greatest strength is the first-class talent providing the voices: Cary Elwes as Garrett, Jane Seymour and Gabriel Byrne as Kayley's parents, Don Rickles and Monty Python's Eric Idle as the dragon, and (all too briefly) Sir John Gielgud as Merlin.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of cooperation, loyalty, and the strengths of those considered disabled.

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