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Magic Boy (movie)

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Alternative title:
Der Zauberer und die Banditen (German)
El pequeño samurai (Spanish)
Magic Boy, el pequeno Samuraï (Spanish)
O Menino Mágico (Portuguese)
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: 20 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (others:1
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Decent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 66 users, rank: #5828 (of 9327)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.350 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9818, rank: #6043 (of 9430)
Weighted mean: 6.512 (Good−), rank: #5426 (of 9430) (seen all: 6.51)
Bayesian estimate: 6.911 (Good), rank: #3613 (of 7112)
Running time: 83 minutes
Vintage: 1959-12-25
Premiere date:
1959-12-25 (Japan)
1961-06-22 (USA)
1962-01-04 (Brazil)
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 $9.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Teruo Miyazaki as Sasuke Sarutobi

Harue Akagi as Yasha-Hime O-Mon
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

Kazuo Iwata as Gatekeeper

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 cast
Rocio Garcel as Hermana de Saske

Antonio Passy as Ermitaño
Guillermo Bianchi as Gonkoro
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Cartoon Network España (Spain)
German staff
German companies
Broadcaster: ZDF
German cast

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