Rather groovy little fable, based on Peter Beagle's fantasy about a unicorn's search for company (there are no singles bars in fairy-tales), that overcomes the Disney influence with some acid characterisation of the baddies (in particular Mommy Fortuna, a warty witch, and the mythical Harpy, whom legend or the animators have seen fit to give three tits). Some horrific moments, too (the mark of the best fairytales), and some sublimely witty lines, as when a bungling magician, caught in the branches of a tree that he has brought to amorous life, cries, 'Oh my God, I'm engaged to a Douglas Fir!'
Cast and crew
|Director:||Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass|
|Screenwriter:||Peter S Beagle|