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Ringing Bell (movie)

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Alternative title:
Bell of Chirin
Chirin no Suzu (Japanese)
チリンの鈴 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: A little lamb's life is turned upside down by the wolf that killed his mother. He seeks to avenge his mother, but in order to defeat the wolf, he must become one.
User Ratings: 117 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:5)
 Very good: 26 votes (sub:15, dub:10, raw:1)
 Good: 37 votes (sub:25, dub:12)
 Decent: 14 votes (sub:8, dub:6)
 So-so: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (?:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 200 users, rank: #3768 (of 9409)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.385 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.6005, rank: #2191 (of 9518)
Weighted mean: 7.385 (Good+), rank: #2005 (of 9518) (seen all: 7.38)
Bayesian estimate: 7.395 (Good+), rank: #1715 (of 7150)
Running time: 47 minutes
Vintage: 1978-03-11
Premiere date:
1978-03-11 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Chirin's Bell" (チリンの鈴) by The Brothers Four
"I Am Chirin" by ???
Ending Theme:
"Chirin's Bell" (チリンの鈴) by The Brothers Four
Insert song:
"I Am Chirin" by The Brothers Four
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 4
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ringing Bell (DVD) 2014-06-24
    Ringing Bell (Dub.VHS) 1990-01-05

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masami Hata
Music: Taku Izumi
Original story: Takashi Yanase
Art: Yukio Abe
Director of Photography: Iwao Yamaki
Assistant producer: Yoshimi Asari
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Song Writing: Takashi Yanase
Sound Design: Shouhei Hayashi
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwabara
Sound Producer: Susumu Aketagawa
Theme Song Lyrics: Takashi Yanase
Akira Kamiya as Chirin (adult)
Minori Matsushima as Chirin (baby)

Seizo Katou as Wolf
Taeko Nakanishi as Chirin's mother

Hitoshi Takagi as Narrator
Japanese companies
Distributor: Nihon Herald Eiga
Film Developing: Toyo Laboratory (now Imagica)
Production: Sanrio
Production Cooperation:
Mushi Production (Photography)
English staff
English cast
Director: James Wager
Commentary: Mike Toole
Production Assistant:
Bruce Giuliano
Daureen Collodel
Production Coordination:
Mark Headley
Sakiko Louie
Special Thanks To:
Ian Wright (DVD)
Reed Nelson (DVD)
Stephanie Shih (DVD)
Steven Siddall (DVD)
Barbara Goodson as Chirin (baby)
Gregg Berger as Chirin (adult)

Alexandra Kenworthy as Chirin's mother (Credited as Sandra Snow)
Bill Capizzi as Wolf

Ron Gans as Narrator
English companies
DVD Menu Design: TwistyGadget
Internet Streaming:
Licensed by: Discotek Media (2013)
Packaging Design: TwistyGadget (DVD)

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