Magic Boy (movie)

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Alternative title:
Der Zauberer und die Banditen (German) 
Magic Boy, el pequeno Samuraï (Spanish) 
Sasuke, el Pequeño Samurai (Spanish) 
Sasuke, the Young Sarutobi 
Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke (Japanese) 
The Adventures of Little Samurai 
少年猿飛佐助 (Japanese) 
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. 
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
Comment:
"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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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 
Recording:
Hisashi Kato 
Takeshi Mori 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Hiroshi Iwase 
Tetsuro Hoshino 
Teruo Miyazaki as Sasuke 

Harue Akagi as Omon Yayamata 
Hiroko Sakuramachi as Oyû 
Katsuo Nakamura as Yukimura Sanada 
Kazuo Iwata as Gatekeeper 
Kenji Usuda as Master Tozawa Hakuun 
Ryôei Itô as Okera no Kinta 
Shunji Sakai as Batta no Miyoshi 
Tomoko Matsushima as Okei-chan 
Yoshio Yoshida as Gonkurô the Mountain Storm 

Japanese companies
Production: Toei Animation 
English staff
English companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies (USA; 2003) 
Licensed by: Warner Bros. 
English cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Antonio Passy as Maestro Tozawa Hakuun 
Rocio Garcel as Sasuke 
Spanish companies
German staff
German companies
(none)
Broadcaster: ZDF 
German cast
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