The film explores adult themes of identity and loss of innocence while remaining child-appropriate throughout. (The violence in a few scenes and Amalthea's brief nudity, remaining partially covered by her flowing hair, are well within a PG rating.) Rene Auberjonois (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is memorable in a small role as a talking skull who has information that Schmendrick needs about the Red Bull.
The music for the film was written by Oklahoma's Jimmy Webb, with songs performed by America. The film bears similarities to later Hayao Miyazaki films. Some of the animators of “The Last Unicorn” were later involved with Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli.
Extras include an audio commentary with Beagle and book publisher Connor Cochran, featurettes and an audio description of Beagle's books.
— Matthew Price