Quest For Camelot

MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +2

Content: +1

QUEST FOR CAMELOT is Warner Bros. first full-length, fully-animated feature. It is the thrilling tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The story revolves around Kayley (Jessalyn Gilsig, sung by Andrea Corr), a strong-willed girl whose dream is to follow in the footsteps of her late father, Sir Lionel's (Gabriel Byrne) and become a knight of the Round Table. However, she is held back by her mother, Lady Juliana's (Jane Seymour, sung by Celine Dion) fears, until the unthinkable occurs and she becomes Camelot's only hope for freedom. The evil and power-crazed Ruber (Gary Oldman) and his vicious ally, the Griffin (Bronson Pinchot) capture King Arthur's (Pierce Brosnan) magical sword, Excalibur, and kidnap Lady Juliana. Kaley then must embark on a dangerous adventure to retrieve the sword and save Camelot.

QUEST FOR CAMELOT is full of interesting characters and dangerous adventures which will keep older children interested. Many of the characters Kaley meets are humourous and helpful. When she enters into the forbidden forest, she encounters Garrett (Cary Elwes, sung by Bryan White) a blind, but insightful man, who helps her navigate the strange and powerful obstacles within the forest. She also meets a comical two-headed dragon, named Cornwall and Devon (Eric Idle and Don Rickles). The dragon is harmless enough however, he does sing and talk of separating from his other head. The two threaten each other with chainsaws and other gadgets. Also the two dragons kiss once even though they are portrayed as two men. In addition, Ruber is downright evil. He kills Sir Lionel in a sword fight and he uses a magic potion to turn people into machines with killing parts. For example, one man's arm becomes a knife while another man's arms become chained balls. There is also another scene in which Garrett hits one of the monsters in the crotch with a stick. QUEST FOR CAMELOT is a good story idea. However, it really went off the beaten path with the monsters and questionable dragons. Parents should use caution in taking children under seven because of the frightening and violent scenes which involve Ruber.

Preview Reviewer: Sherry Oswald
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Crude Language: Once (slang word for vomit)

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Many times (mild to moderate) - sword fights, monster hit in crotch with stick, bird attacks King Arthur, men killed with swords, swallowed by dragons and water holes, men turned into monsters by magic potion, villain slashes throat in portrait)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Chicken makes suggestive remark to another chicken

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 80 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 7 and older

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