Magic Boy (movie)

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Alternative title:
Der Zauberer und die Banditen (German) 
Magic Boy, el pequeno Samuraï (Spanish) 
Sasuke, the Young Sarutobi 
Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke (Japanese) 
The Adventures of Little Samurai 
少年猿飛佐助 (Japanese) 
Genres: adventure , magic 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: Sasuke is a young boy living in a forest with his sister. Surrounded by friendly wild animals, one day one of them is captured and devoured by a sorceress. Set on defeating this evil magician, Sasuke leaves his home and begins a journey in order to acquire ninja skills powerful enough to confront her. 
User Ratings: 15 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (others:1
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Decent: -
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Bad: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 63 users, rank: #4291 (of 6496)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.467 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2171, rank: #3792 (of 6495)
Weighted mean: 6.718 (Good−), rank: #3140 (of 6495) (seen all: 6.72)
Bayesian estimate: 7.077 (Good), rank: #1963 (of 4947)
Running time: 83 minutes 
Vintage: 1959-12-25 
Premiere date:
1959-12-25 (Japan) 
1961-06-22 (USA) 
Release dates: We have 2
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 2
"Magic Boy" was the first ever Japanese animation to be released theatrically in North America.
A Sarutobi is a ninja in the service of the local lord(s). 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Magic Boy (DVD) 2014-07-21 (from $15.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Kazuo Dan 
Character Design:
Akira Daikubara 
Hideo Furusawa 
Art Director:
Reiji Koyama 
Seigo Shindo 
Executive producer: Hiroshi Ôkawa 

Background Art:
Kazue Itô 
Mataji Urata 
Saburo Yokoi 
Color: Koichi Maeba 
Production manager: Seichi Moro 
Hisashi Kato 
Takeshi Mori 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Hiroshi Iwase 
Tetsuro Hoshino 
Teruo Miyazaki as Sasuke Sarutobi 

Harue Akagi as Yasha-Hime O-Mon 
Hiroko Sakuramachi as Oyû 
Katsuo Nakamura as Yukimura Sanada 
Kenji Susukida as Hakuunsai Tozawa 
Ryôei Itô as Okera no Kinta 
Shunji Sakai as Batta no Sanji 
Tomoko Matsushima as Okei-chan 
Yoshio Yoshida as Yamaarashi no Gonkurō 

Harue Akagi as Omon Yayamata 
Kazuo Iwata as Gatekeeper 
Kenji Usuda as Master Tozawa Hakuun 
Shunji Sakai as Batta no Miyoshi 
Teruo Miyazaki as Sasuke 
Yoshio Yoshida as Gonkurô the Mountain Storm 

Japanese companies
Production: Toei Animation 
English cast
English staff
Singer: Danny Valentino (Magic Boy Song) 
Theme Song Composition: Ray Ellis (Magic Boy Song) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Fred Spielman (Magic Boy Song) 
Janice Torre (Magic Boy Song) 
English companies
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies (USA; 2003) 
Distributor: MGM Home Entertainment 
Licensed by:
Warner Bros.  
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Cartoon Network Espana (Spain) 
Spanish cast
German staff
German companies
Broadcaster: ZDF 
German cast

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