The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010 Movie)

“Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action adaptation and a loose remake of the segment “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Disney’s 1940 animated film “Fantasia,” which was inspired by the poem “Der Zauberlehrling” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The movie follows the story of Dave Stutler, a young physics student played by Jay Baruchel, who becomes the apprentice of the powerful sorcerer Balthazar Blake, portrayed by Nicolas Cage. Balthazar is a centuries-old wizard who once had a master-apprentice relationship with the legendary sorcerer Merlin.

When a dangerous sorceress named Morgana le Fay, played by Alice Krige, threatens to unleash dark forces upon the world, Balthazar must find the “Prime Merlinian,” the only one who can defeat Morgana. To his surprise, he discovers that Dave is the chosen one with hidden magical potential.

Dave is reluctant at first but eventually embraces his newfound powers and begins his training as a sorcerer. Alongside Balthazar, he faces various magical challenges and battles dark forces to prevent Morgana from achieving her malevolent plans.

The film combines action, adventure, comedy, and magic in a contemporary setting, exploring the theme of the timeless battle between good and evil. Directed by Jon Turteltaub, “Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” features impressive special effects and pays homage to the original “Fantasia” while providing its unique modern interpretation of the classic tale.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $215.3 million
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  • Ian McShane: Narrator
  • Nicolas Cage: Balthazar Blake
  • Jay Baruchel: Dave Stutler
  • Jake Cherry: Young Dave
  • Alfred Molina: Maxim Horvath
  • Teresa Palmer: Rebecca “Becky” Barnes
  • Peyton List: Young Becky
  • Toby Kebbell: Drake Stone
  • Omar Benson Miller: Bennet Zurrow
  • Monica Bellucci: Veronica Gorloisen
  • Alice Krige: Morgana le Fay
  • Robert Capron: Oliver


  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Music: Trevor Rabin

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