Adapted from Osamu Tezuka's self-published manga adaptations.
Aladdin was modeled after French movie star Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Erotic elements deleted from many modern versions of the Arabian Nights were included in this film.
Tezuka invited several famed novelists (including "Silence" author Shusaku Endo and science-fiction writers Yasutaka Tsutsui and Sakyo Komatsu) to contribute their vocal talents.
Reportedly, a 100-minute English-dubbed version was made for foreign distribution. This lacked several scenes, including one of sex between Badli and a crocodile, and another involving a lesbian princess.
The original version of this film is said to have run for 150 minutes, thus making it the longest cartoon ever produced.
Senya Ichiya Monogatari Production Information
Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.
Alternate Title: "千夜一夜物語."
English Titles: "Arabian Nights," "1001 Nights," "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights."
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