I just now finished watching Disney’s “The Black Cauldron”. While a rather poor example of a Disney animated film, there is one element that really caught my surprise. One of the characters, Gurgi, acted, sounded, and moved just like Golem from Peter Jackson’s rendition of Lord of the Rings. The way Gurgi talked, his inflections, his character’s nature and actions were all pretty much exactly how Golem was portrayed. I’m not necessarily saying Gurgi was stolen from LoTR, or Jackson copied Gurgi alternately, but they are a bit too eerily similar for my speculations.