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) 
Таро, сын дракона (Russian) 
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: 59 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:5, others:2
1 Russian edited dub
1 Greek dubbed
 Very good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:3, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:3, others:2
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 8 votes (sub:6, dub:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 122 users, rank: #3455 (of 6417)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.729 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6138, rank: #3150 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 6.743 (Good−), rank: #3048 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.81 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.876 (Good), rank: #2490 (of 4883)
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 $12.35)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kirio Urayama 
Music: Riichiro Manabe 
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 
Masahiro Yamada 
Yoichi Takanashi 
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 Lyrics:
Ichiro Wakabayashi 
Kirio Urayama 
Theme Song Performance:
Ichiro Mizuki 
Junya Kato 
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 
Miina Tominaga as Aya 

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 
Music: Columbia Records 
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
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
Heidemarie Gohde as Aya 
Rosemarie Deibel as Tatsuya 
Roswitha Marks as Taro 
German companies
Distributor: Silwa Video 
Dubbing: DEFA 

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