Wax on, wax off

The Last Unicorn
  • The Last Unicorn

The Karate Kid. No, I don’t mean The Karate Kid with Will Smith’s baby boy and Jackie Chan — I mean the only real Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita! I have great memories of my mom screaming when Daniel-san kicks Johnny in the face at the end. Also, using chores (wax on, wax off!) to learn karate really made an impression on me.

The Last Unicorn is an animated film based on the beautiful novel by Peter S. Beagle. I recently read the novel and followed it up with a viewing of the Rankin/Bass DVD. They did a lovely job keeping the spirit of the novel. I love the bravery the unicorn shows in leaving her forest to find others of her kind, and really get taken in by how much she overcomes challenges and grows throughout the story. Also, Mia Farrow’s voice is spot-on perfect!

— Tiffany Anderson, film fan

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