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Parents' Guide to

Quest for Camelot

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated musical has a few tense scenes.

Movie G 1998 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+

Brilliant Masterpiece

(Contains spoilers - caution advised) Quest for Camelot is great for all ages. The only reason I say that it should be for ages 5+ is it can be scary at times. From Sir Lionel getting taken out in the beginning, a creepy Baron Ruber (Villain) and his evil henchmen, dragons (excluding Devon and Cornwall), malicious plant life, an Ogre, the Griffin, and let's not forget how scary Merlin looks with his red eyes. It has a couple haunting soundtracks but not too bad. That being said, it's a colorful, magical, and funny movie. The songs are quite catchy and appropriate, albeit Ruber and Devon and Cornwall's song being suited for a slightly older audience. The love story between Kayley and Garrett is cute and very G rated. Kayley shows you that you can be a lady and still become what you set out to be. Garrett shows you that you can have a deformity or a physical henderance and still be awesome. Devon and Cornwall show you that if you eventually get along and agree, you can achieve things you didn't think you could. And let's not forget Ruber, oh Ruber, you can't always get what you want. Especially going about it in the wrong way. If you hurt people and demand respect through fear, it will only end badly for you. Kayley aspires to be a knight like her father when she grows up. Ruber and his Griffin attack King Arthur and attempt to steal Excalibur but fail. Then attacks Kayley's home. The sword gets lost in the forest, thus Kayley goes off on an adventure to find it where she meets Garrett, and Devon and Cornwall. The team must get the sword back to Camelot before Ruber gets ahold of it to do dastardly deeds and take over the world. Swords and sorcery, love and friendship, gain and loss, a thrilling story for anyone to watch.
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):

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.

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