King Arthur in Hollywood

The Quest for Olwen

   From Films.com: "Destined by a spell, cast by his stepmother, to love only Olwen, Culhwch begins his quest to seek her hand, but the road to marriage is paved with seemingly insurmountable obstacles set by her father, the evil giant, Ysbaddaden. Thus begins one of the loveliest of the Tales of the Mabinogion, some manuscripts of which are at least 700 years old. The legends themselves are of course far older, though their spell is as powerful today as it was when rugged warriors and their ladies listened to the adventures of King Arthur and Merlin and giants and dragons, of the daunting adventures that pitted noble heroes against the powers of magic and evil. Outstanding animation is the technique for portraying the stirring tale of Culhwch and Olwen. (30 minutes, color)"

The Quest for Olwen