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I am looking for an old TV cartoon probably from the second half of the 1990s.

The story is set in time of the British Industrial revolution. Story evolves around a black horse. I think there is a also a boy. The horse is sold and is forced to perform heavy labor.

I think the story integrated a classic theme - metaphorical transition from rural harmony to industrial nightmare. The image that stood out painted a nightmarish picture of the Black country, devilish industrial landscape through which this black horse is led. In the end the horse is rescued and united with the boy.

  • Sounds a bit like Black Beauty which was adapted many times. Possible animated candidates would be a 1987 Australian one and one from 1999 (there was also a Japanese one in 1995, but it doesn't seem to fit). – Walt Oct 17 '16 at 8:50
  • walt! you can add comment as answer. i checked it and it is version from the 80s that i had in mind. thank you. – user41430 Oct 17 '16 at 9:19
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Sounds like the plot of Black Beauty, which was adapted many times. This particular one seems to be a 1987 animated version from Australia. From Amazon:

1987 Animated film, made by Burbank Films Australia, based on Anna Sewell's wonderful classic novel about the life and adventures of Black Beauty, a once proud and privileged horse in Victorian England who's life is changed for the worse when he is sold to a cruel new owner after his wealthy and kindly original owner loses his fortune.

Here are the last 8 minutes, showing some of the hardships the horse has to endure and finally reuniting with owner Polly:

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