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)
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 (dub:1, sub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:1, dub: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: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 67 users, rank: #5450 (of 8788)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.350 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9818, rank: #5641 (of 8912)
Weighted mean: 6.514 (Good−), rank: #5058 (of 8912) (seen all: 6.51)
Bayesian estimate: 6.880 (Good), rank: #3466 (of 6771)
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
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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