The Last Unicorn
is a 1982 American-British-Japanese animated fantasy film about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last of her species in the world, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others of her kind. Based on the 1968 novel The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the film's screenplay, the film was directed and produced by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for ITC Entertainment and animated by Topcraft.
A unicorn learns from two hunters and a butterfly that she is the last of her kind since a Red Bull has herded unicorns to the ends of the earth. The Unicorn journeys to find them.
|author||Peter S. Beagle|
|director||Arthur Rankin Jr. Jules Bass|
|events||human condition mortality|
|keywords||adopted son bull butterfly capture cattle celaeno drive elemental end enhance fire elemental harpy human form kill magician red bull robin hood scullery trap travel true identity unicorn win witch witchcraft wrong|
|productionCompany||ITC Entertainment Rankin/Bass Productions Topcraft|
|publisher||Jensen Farley Pictures Sunn Classic Pictures|
|theme||animated children's adventure independent japanese|