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
Taro, el niño dragón (Spanish)
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: 61 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:5, others:2
1 Greek dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
 Very good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:4, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:7, 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 124 users, rank: #4083 (of 8114)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.721 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.5902, rank: #4056 (of 8194)
Weighted mean: 6.753 (Good−), rank: #3873 (of 8194) (seen all: 6.82 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.876 (Good), rank: #3161 (of 6195)
Running time: 75 minutes
Vintage: 1979-03-17
Premiere date:
1979-03-17 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 2
Links: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Taro the Dragon Boy (DVD) 2006-01-31 (from $23.96)

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
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
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: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
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
Screen Inserts: Luis Carrillo (Spain dub)
Elena de Maeztu as Taro (Spain dub)
Mari Luz Olier as Dragon (Spain dub)
Rocio Garcel as Taro

Alma Nuri as Mamá de Taro
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)

Alvaro Tarcicio as Demonio Rojo
Carlos Magaña as
Demonio Negro
Celia Honrubia as Narrator (Spain dub)
Gloria Rocha as
Abuela de Taro
Vieja Gallina Rica
Joaquin Escola as Old Man (Spain dub)
Josefina de Luna as Wealthy Old Woman (Spain dub)
Susana Canales as Taro's Grandmother (Spain dub)

Federico Guillén (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Sincronia (Spain dub)
Theatrical Release: ICAIC (Cuba)
German staff
German cast
German companies
Distributor: Silwa Video
Dubbing: DEFA

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