The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler)
The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) (1993)

Animated adventure set in ancient Baghdad involves a princess and a cobbler who must retrieve three magic orbs to defeat a despot and his evil magician. Voices include Matthew Broderick, Vincent Price, Jennifer Beals, Eric Bogosian,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 25, 1993
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Though several distinctive animated movies have been released this year, "The Thief and the Cobbler," even in its sadly incomplete state, leaves them in the dust.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

It is a brutal triumph of style and a bitter fiasco of substance.

Mike Clark
USA Today

An Aladdin rip-off burdened by songs so dreadful that even Academy voters will refuse to nominate them.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A must for family viewing.

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

This is simply one of the most important and best animated features ever made. Or not made. Or whatever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
this 28 yr labor of love by master animator richard williams was virtually destroyed when he lost control of it, leading to the disastrous theatrical cut with… More
Aj V
I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it. It may seem at first that they were just trying to be like Aladdin, but this movie is completely… More
Michael Edwards
35 years in the making, but does it hold up? No. This version is just garbage, Vincent Price is enjoyable in this film, and the animation is fantastic, but Tack… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
I found the animation a bit too stylistic to really appreciate the beauty. The story was a bit oddball too.
Keiko Aya
The Recobbled Cut version of the film might just make it the best animated film ever made!!! The Animation is the best i have ever seen. Don't watch… More
Dannielle Albert
I absolutely loved the colorful animation and how the characters moved around in the 2 dimensional world of optical illusions. It was an awesome artistic work.… More