Wanpaku Ôji No Orochi Taiji
English Title: The Little Prince And The Eight-Headed DragonWanpaku Ôji No Orochi Taiji (The Little Prince And The Eight-Headed Dragon, Rainbow Bridge) (1963) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Traditional Animation
- Tôei Dôga
- Cartoon Characters: Susano, Akahana (Red-Nose), Giant Fish, Fire Monster, Orochi, Sun Goddess Amaterasu, Kushinada.
- Voice Actors: Tomohito Sumita, Yukiko Okada, Chiharu Kuri, Masato Yamauchi, Kiyoshi Kawakubo, Hideo Kinoshita, Kinshirô Iwao; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Yûgo Serikawa, Isao Takahata, Kimio Yabuki.
- Produced By Hiroshi Ôkawa.
- Animated By Hideo Furusawa, Masao Kumakawa, Yasuo Ôtsuka, Daikichirô Kusube, Shun Nagasawa, Reiko Okuyama, Masatake Kida, Chikao Fujii.
- Written By Ichirô Ikeda, Takashi Iijima.
- Music: Akira Ifukube.
- Editor: Ikuzô Inaba.
- Originally Released on March 24, 1963.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 85 minutes.
Based on Japanese mythology, a little prince leaves home to find the spirit of his dead mother. Along the way, he battles a giant fish, a fire monster and the eight-headed dragon.
Cartoon Production Information:
The three tales in this film are adapted from chapters of the "Nihon Shoki," an eighth-century chronicle linking historical Japanese emperors with gods and demigods. Much of the historical background... (more)
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