Orphaned Taran must deal with a disappearing pig, a haughty princess, and a lovable creature named Gurgi on a quest to prevent Arawn Deathlord from using the Black Cauldron to create an army of undead. Throw in adventure, suspense, and a dash of wizardry for a book guaranteed to thrill children of all ages. (Part of Alexander's Prydain Chronicles.)
I love the Black Cauldron. Read Lloyd Alexander's Black Cauldron Books! Gurgi is the best character. I hope that the fact that this was published in 1994 means that Disney is going to rerelease the movie. I thought they'd deny its existance forever.