Taro the Dragon Boy (movie)

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Alternative title:
Taro der Drachenjunge (German)
Taro der kleine Drachenjunge (German)
Taro el Niño Dragon (Spanish)
Taro the Dragon's Son
Tatsu no Ko Tarou (Japanese)
الولد التنين (Arabic)
龍の子太郎 (Japanese)
Genres: fantasy
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: Lazy and selfish Taro loves to eat and sleep and wrestle with the animals. With no direction in his life, a wizard appears that gives him a special potion. With this potion, he gains the strength of a hundred men - but he can only use it when he is helping others.
User Ratings: 55 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 Greek dubbed
)
 Very good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 14 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:3, others:2
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 114 users, rank: #3352 (of 6068)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.782 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.5456, rank: #2875 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 6.799 (Good−), rank: #2734 (of 6062) (seen all: 6.87 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.930 (Good), rank: #2195 (of 4613)
Running time: 75 minutes
Vintage: 1979-03-17
Premiere date:
1979-03-17 (Japan)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Taro the Dragon Boy (DVD) 2006-01-31 (from $11.12)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kirio Urayama
Original Concept: Isao Takahata
Original story: Miyoko Matsutani
Character Design:
Reiko Okuyama
Yôichi Kotabe
Art Director: Isamu Tsuchida
Animation Director: Osamu Kasai
Executive producer: Chiaki Imada
Producer: Chiaki Imada

Art Sequence: Fumio Akutsu
Assistant Director: Yuji Endo
Calligraphy: Tadao Hoshino
Editing: Yutaka Chikura
Film Development: Toei Kagaku
Post Production Sequence: Yoshihiro Fujimoto
Post-Production Supervision:
Kazuo Kinugasa
Masatoyo Ogura
Production manager:
Matsuji Kishimoto
Osamu Yoshioka
Production Reporter: Etsuko Date
Production Sequence: Toshifumi Wakuda
Recording: Isao Hatano
Sound Effects: Michihiro Ito
Special Effects:
Chiaki Hirao
Yoshiaki Okada
Theme Song Composition: Riichiro Manabe
Theme Song Performance:
Ichiro Mizuki
Junya Kato
Nissho
Junya Kato as Taro
Sayuri Yoshinaga as Tatsuya

Douan Suimeitei as Tengu
Kazuo Kitamura as Black Oni
Kazuo Kumakura as Red Oni
Kirin Kiki as Yamanba

Isamu Matsuzawa as Long-nosed Goblin
Junko Kuroda as Narrator
Kazuo Kitamura as Niwatori-chouja
Ryuko Koyama as Long-nosed Goblin
Toshiko Yabuki as Taro's Grandmother
Tsuneo Sanada as Hakuja
Yoko Kawano as Long-nosed Goblin
Yusuke Mori as Long-nosed Goblin
Japanese companies
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Production: Toei Animation
Recording Studio: Tapack
Released by: Toei Video Co., Ltd
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Sidney Pike
Billie Lou Watt as Taro
English companies
Licensed by: Discotek Media
Released by: Columbia Home Pictures
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Elena de Maeztu as Taro(Spain dub)
Mari Luz Olier as Dragon(Spain dub)

Luis Carrillo as Black Demon(Spain dub)
Luisa Ezquerra as Aya(Spain dub)
Miriam de Maeztu as Witch of the Mountain(Spain dub)
Nacho Martínez as Red Demon(Spain dub)
Roberto Cuenca Martínez as Tengu(Spain dub)

Celia Honrubia as Narrator(Spain dub)
Joaquin Escola as Old Man(Spain dub)
Josefina de Luna as Wealthy Old Woman(Spain dub)
Luis Carrillo as Voice-over(Spain dub)
Susana Canales as Taro's Grandmother(Spain dub)

Federico Guillén(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Sincronia (Madrid, Spain)
Theatrical Release: ICAIC (Cuba)
German staff
German cast
(none)
German companies
Distributor: Silwa Video
Dubbing: DEFA
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