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Taro the Dragon Boy
Taro the Dragon Boy
Actors: Kazuo Kitamura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Junya Kato, Kirin Kiki, Kazuo Kumakura
Directors: Kiriro Urayama, Peter Fernandez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2006     1hr 15min

Lazy and selfish, Taro loves to eat, sleep, and wrestle with the forest animals. He has little direction or inspiration in his life. That is, until a wizard passing through the forest one day bestows young Taro with a magi...  more »

     
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Actors: Kazuo Kitamura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Junya Kato, Kirin Kiki, Kazuo Kumakura
Directors: Kiriro Urayama, Peter Fernandez
Creators: Kiriro Urayama, Toei Doga, Isao Takahata, Miyoko Matsutani, Takashi Mitsui
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Discotek Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/31/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Taro the Dragon Boy
North Star | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a movie I grew up watching.
I remembered the intense story so much and loved
the animation in comparison to cheesy cartoons that I had
to break down and look for this movie.It is a animated movie from the early 80's derived from
an Oriental Fable. A young boy separated from his mother
at birth (she turned into a dragon) He looks to reunite with
his mother and learns to help people along his journey. He makes many friends and each event somehow ties into the
next part of his journey. Its story is very touching.Anyhow, the moral of the story is: You can help yourself by helping others. (A sound piece of business advice I might add)"
Fantastic Story
Cadance | Los Angeles | 05/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a beautifully drawn Japanese story about a boy who learns how not to be selfish and decides to find his long lost mother with the help of animals, people and magic creatures he meets along his journey. Selfishness and it's consequences are the main focus of this movie, but it is also a story of love between a mother and child so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it in the movie theater at age 9. Today I am 36 and was thrilled to find it on DVD for my 4-year-old girl. Now we enjoy it together and she loves to teach me the theme song which she knows by heart. I most definitely recommend this to anyone 3 years and older."