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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: 64 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: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 16 votes (sub:10, dub:3, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:2
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:7, 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 128 users, rank: #4606 (of 9333)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.703 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.578, rank: #4869 (of 9436)
Weighted mean: 6.757 (Good−), rank: #4554 (of 9436) (seen all: 6.82 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.887 (Good), rank: #3731 (of 7113)
Running time: 75 minutes
1983 (Arabic)
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 Katō
Junya Katō 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)
Maria Moscardó as Taro (Catalan dub)
Rocio Garcel as Taro

Alma Nuri as Mamá de Taro
Fina Rius as Yamanba (Catalan dub)
Joan Crosas as Dimoni negre (Catalan dub)
Luis Carrillo as Black Demon (Spain dub)
Luisa Ezquerra as Aya (Spain dub)
Manuel Lázaro as Tengu (Catalan dub)
Maria Josep Guasch as Aya (Catalan dub)
Marta Martorell as Àvia (Catalan dub)
Miriam de Maeztu as Witch of the Mountain (Spain dub)
Nacho Martínez as Red Demon (Spain dub)
Pep Sais as Dimoni vermell (Catalan dub)
Roberto Cuenca Martínez as Tengu (Spain dub)

Alvaro Tarcicio as Demonio Rojo
Ana Pallejà as Nen (Catalan dub)
Carlos Magaña as
Demonio Negro
Carme Abril as Princesa (Catalan dub)
Celia Honrubia as Narrator (Spain dub)
Diana De Guzmán as Serp (Catalan dub)
Félix Benito as Pare de la princesa (Catalan dub)
Gloria Rocha as
Abuela de Taro
Vieja Gallina Rica
Jaume Lleal as Ós (Catalan dub)
Joaquin Escola as Old Man (Spain dub)
Josefina de Luna as Wealthy Old Woman (Spain dub)
Rosa Nualart as Nen (Catalan dub)
Rosa Maria Piza as Narradora (Catalan dub)
Susana Canales as Taro's Grandmother (Spain dub)

Amadeu Aguado (Catalan dub)
Enric Casamitjana (Catalan dub)
Federico Guillén (Spain dub)
Joaquim Sota (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Sincronia (Spain dub)
Theatrical Release: ICAIC (Cuba)
German staff
German cast
German companies
Distributor: Silwa Video
Dubbing: DEFA
Arabic staff
Arabic cast
Assistant Director:
Fadel Ahmad
Khadija Mankhi
Dialogue Director: D.Awni Krumi
Engineering Supervision: Muhammad Hasan
Production manager: Khalid Eid
Song Director: Aziz Al-Bayaa
Supervision: D.Faiq Al-Hakim
Text Revision: Soad Al-Moneim
Theme Song Composed & Arranged: Hussein Qadduri
Theme Song Lyrics: Dr. Abd Al-Amir Al-Ward
Transportation Supervision: Alaa Al-Mousawi
Video Montage: Farouk Al-Qaisi
Arabic companies

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