The movie was adapted by Melissa Mathison[?], Jeanne Rosenberg[?] and William D. Wittliff[?] fromn the classic children's novel by Walter Farley[?]. It was directed by Carroll Ballard[?].
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mickey Rooney) and Best Film Editing.
The movie was followed in 1983 by a sequel, The Black Stallion Returns[?]. There was also a television series in 1990, starring Richard Ian Cox[?] and Mickey Rooney.
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