Voyage of the Unicorn

Season 1
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20017+
After their mother's death, Cassie and Miranda Aisling try coping with the loss with the help of their loving father. The family soon sets out on a quest to find the dragon who ruled the Faerie Isles. After a magical journey aboard the Unicorn, where they fight trolls and win battles, the Aislings return home - armed with the wisdom to deal with their grief.
Starring
Beau BridgesChantal ConlinHeather McEwen
Genres
FantasyAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    March 2 2001
    1 h 25 min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After their mother's death, Cassie and Miranda Aisling try coping with the loss and their father tries keeping their spirits up. The family soon set out on a quest to find the dragon who ruled the Faerie Isles. After a magical journey aboard the ship the Unicorn, where they fight trolls and win battles, the Aislings return home - armed with the wisdom to deal with their grief.
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    March 2 2001
    1 h 27 min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After their mother's death, Cassie and Miranda Aisling try coping with the loss and their father tries keeping their spirits up. The family soon set out on a quest to find the dragon who ruled the Faerie Isles. After a magical journey aboard the ship the Unicorn, where they fight trolls and win battles, the Aislings return home - armed with the wisdom to deal with their grief.

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Directors
Philip Spink
Producers
Matthew O'ConnorMichael O'Connor
Season year
2001
Network
FilmRise
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4.4 out of 5 stars

134 global ratings

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TeeReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Smiles Then And Now...
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I originally found this movie in the Christian section of the library and checked it out for some relatives when they were younger and they loved it! Sure it's quirky and at times a bit silly by today's standards but it was a good tool to use to discuss morals, consequences of selfishness and other biblical topics with the kids in a way they could understand plus any day you can laugh is a good one. I decided to find it online and send both of them a copy as a memento now that they're older. They were very happy that I did. (Smile)
8 people found this helpful
DeeDee McCainReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank you!
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I absolutely love this movie. My grandfather recorded it from tv when I was little and it was always one of my favorites. When he passed away, the movie somehow went missing. It got here fast. It somehow made me feel like he was with me watching it all over again. Thank you for making this possible and affordable. You are truly amazing people. You will never know my appreciation.
This movie is for the kids and kids at heart. I love watching it with my daughter. She is 3 and LOVES the horses and all the magic.
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R. M. FisherReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars
A great movie - but loose ends aren't tied up
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The 'Voyage of the Unicorn' is the story of the Aisling family - Professor Alan Aisling and his two daughters - the skeptical, bad-tempered Miranda and the dreamy, absent-minded Cassie. The girls weren't always like this though - they were once happy, sweet-natured girls - till their mother dies that is. Now the family live separate lives though they live in the same house - Alan who devotes his time to preaching his 'cresendo vides' (in believing one sees) philosophy at the university, which does not go down well with the Dean; Cassie who looses herself for days in her mother's portfolio and artwork, neglecting school, food and the real world in general; and Miranda, who has lost most of her faith in the human race and leds an unhappy, discontented life. All this is about to change however, when their home is attacked one night by a violent group of trolls, who are out to stop a prophesy concerning the Aisling family from coming true. While Miranda and Mr Aisling attempt to ward them off, Cassie is whisked off by an elf - Sebastian, and a dwarf - Malachi, down to the docks where their ship, The Unicorn waits. Followed closely by Miranda and Professor Aisling, all of them are spirited away to the Landscape of the Imagination on board the magical, beautiful ship which has been specially prepared for them.
It is there that they discover their destiny from King Oberon and Queen Titania on the Isle of Faerie - it has been prophesied that 'a man of learning, and two maidens gentle of spirit' will enter the realm to free the land of the evil scourge of trolls by finding and summoning the great dragon - and at the same time freeing heroes of old.
And so they're off on their journey - with Malachi and Sebastian, who is smitten with Miranda, and on the way they have run-ins with legendary creatures such as a sea serpent, trolls, mermaids, fairies, Medusa, the Sphinx, the Minotaur, ogres, unicorns and more. It is this voyage that the movie excells in - great costumes, set design, special effects, a beautiful soundtrack that includes the song - 'Faith precedes a Miracle', and good acting and story telling. Watch out for my favourite scenes - when Miranda subdues the sea serpent, when Cassie tames the unicorn and when Titania gives each member of the family special gifts, and special advice that only they can hear.
This is a very good movie - it's interesting, bright, colourful, well directed and acted throughout. Traditional creatures such as fairies are given a whole new look and it's a great family movie to all watch together. If you love fantasy and adventure then this movies for you.
However, one fault is that it ended rather abruptedly, and with far too many unanswered questions and loose ends. I wonder if perhaps I watched a cut version of this movie, as when I watched 'The Making of the Voyage of the Unicorn' there was a scene being filmed that featured the Sphinx in the interior of the ship which was definitly not on the movie I watched. I picked up on inconsistencies that - although they don't totally destroy viewing-pleasure - nag in your mind as though you've missed out on something. And cutting bits out of this movie which is about the individual's internal voyage as much as the physical journey is not doing it justice. My queries include -
How did they get home? - they all just seemed to wake up the next day with no real recollections of the entire voyage!
What happened to the Sphinx? - she saves Cassie and then disappears.
Was Lily (the girls' mother) really a 'spiritual guide'? How did she know about the Unicorn and the Landscape of Imagination?
What happened to the disgraced Oberon?
Did Sebastian and Miranda really get together?
Why did Professor Aisling pick up all those rocks from the different islands? - it looked like it would be an evolving story line but nothing came of it.
Too many unanswered questions!!!
25 people found this helpful
AzLouReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
This movie was made for a target audience!
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This is a movie strictly and exclusively made for kids. Granted that is has a great story plot and theme. Nevertheless, it is not made for adults who are into action-adventure, fantasy, mythology and magic films. The story plot is real good but I could have done without the comedy...I was expecting more serious scenes which leave the viewer at the edge of the seat wanting more. The acting was also good for the most part except from some of the acting which was very what I call "artificial". More special effects and magic could have also helped. I did like the integration of mythological characters as well as creatures of the enchanted forest.
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R. M. FisherReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
"By Believing, One Sees..."
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The 'Voyage of the Unicorn' is the story of the Aisling family - Professor Alan Aisling and his two daughters - the skeptical, bad-tempered Miranda and the dreamy, absent-minded Cassie. The girls weren't always like this though - they were once happy, sweet-natured girls - till their mother dies that is. Now the family live separate lives though they live in the same house - Alan who devotes his time to preaching his 'cresendo vides' (in believing one sees) philosophy at the university, which does not go down well with the Dean; Cassie who looses herself for days in her mother's portfolio and artwork, neglecting school, food and the real world in general; and Miranda, who has lost most of her faith in the human race and leds an unhappy, discontented life.

All this is about to change however, when their home is attacked one night by a violent group of trolls, who are out to stop a prophesy concerning the Aisling family from coming true. While Miranda and Mr Aisling attempt to ward them off, Cassie is whisked off by an elf - Sebastian, and a dwarf - Malachi, down to the docks where their ship, The Unicorn waits. Followed closely by Miranda and Professor Aisling, all of them are spirited away to the Landscape of the Imagination on board the magical, beautiful ship which has been specially prepared for them.

It is there that they discover their destiny from King Oberon and Queen Titania on the Isle of Faerie - it has been prophesied that 'a man of learning, and two maidens gentle of spirit' will enter the realm to free the land of the evil scourge of trolls by finding and summoning the great dragon - and at the same time freeing heroes of old.

And so they're off on their journey - with Malachi and Sebastian, who is smitten with Miranda, and on the way they have run-ins with legendary creatures such as a sea serpent, trolls, mermaids, fairies, Medusa, the Sphinx, the Minotaur, ogres, unicorns and more.

It is this voyage that the movie excells in - great costumes, set design, special effects, a beautiful soundtrack that includes the song - 'Faith precedes a Miracle', and good acting and story telling. Watch out for my favourite scenes - when Miranda subdues the sea serpent, when Cassie tames the unicorn and when Titania gives each member of the family special gifts, and special advice that only they can hear.

This is a very good movie - it's interesting, bright, colourful, well directed and acted throughout. Traditional creatures such as fairies are given a whole new look and it's a great family movie to all watch together. If you love fantasy and adventure then this movies for you.

**Spoilers below**

However, one fault is that it ended rather abruptedly, and with far too many unanswered questions and loose ends. My queries include:

How did they get home? - they all just seemed to wake up the next day with no real recollections of the entire voyage!
What happened to the Sphinx? - she saves Cassie and then disappears.
Was Lily (the girls' mother) really a 'spiritual guide'? How did she know about the Unicorn and the Landscape of Imagination?
What happened to the disgraced Oberon?
Did Sebastian and Miranda really get together?
Why did Professor Aisling pick up all those rocks from the different islands? - it looked like it would be an evolving story line but nothing came of it.
Too many unanswered questions!!!

Despite this however, this is a great fantasy in a world of generic and regurgitated "Lord of the Rings" stories - this one stands on its own and is *finally* on DVD!
47 people found this helpful
TaraReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this when I was a kid
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I loved this when I was a kid. It's not necessarily a masterpiece, but it is very cool and entertaining, especially for kids like I was.
Avalon RoselinReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good fun
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Let's get this out of the way right now: this movie is as cheesy and corny as they come. And that's why it is awesome. This is a movie for people who don't mind indulging in childhood fantasy and can really just let themselves go and enter into this movie's world and ideas, where belief and will are more powerful than anything else. I especially liked their re-imagining of Medusa as a kind of tragic heroine instead of a mindless monster that most adaptations go for. If you're in the mood for a light-hearted romp through a fantasy setting and don't mind a little extra cheese than most movies today are made with, definitely check this movie out.
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KiarnawolfReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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This shows creacher creations are so amazing!
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