Cartoon 'Camelot' doesn't shine

May 15, 1998|By Chris Hewitt | Chris Hewitt,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE

It's called "Quest for Camelot," but it's more like "Camelittle."

Oh, Merlin and King Arthur make brief appearances, but there's no Mordred, no Morgan le Fay, no Guinevere. Instead, there's Kayley, a generically Disneyesque heroine who comes of age by helping a blind stud named Garrett track down the sword that's been plucked from the stone it's supposed to be in.

Naturally, there's a bad guy -- Gary Oldman supplying the voice of Ruber, a vain brute.

There are some pretty backdrops and a few of the jokes will crack up adults. It's just that there isn't a single moment that doesn't feel like it was already done better in some other animated film.

Sun score * 1/2

Pub Date: 5/15/98

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