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Manga Aesop Monogatari (movie)

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Alternative title:
Le favole di Esopo (Italian)
Les fables d'Esope (French)
Manga: Aesop's Tale
حكايات لا تنسى (Arabic)
まんがイソップ物語 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Aesop is a trouble-making young boy who finds himself in another world filled with creatures he never believed to exist, such as fairies and talking donkeys. He sets off to find a way back to the normal world. On his journey he befriends many classical creatures from well-known fables and encounters many trials, each teaching him a valuable lesson.
Running time: 61 minutes
Vintage: 1983-03-13
Premiere date:
1983-03-13 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"Itazura no Tanemaki" by Shinji Maki, Sakura Kobayashi, Koorogi '73, & The Champs
Ending Theme:
"Ai to Pokopoko" by Katsue Miwa & Koorogi '73
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Norio Hikone
Screenplay: Hirohisa Soda
Original creator: Aesop
Character Design: Takao Kōzai
Animation Director: Takao Kōzai
Director of Photography:
Toshiharu Takei
Yoshio Aiso
Producer: Chiaki Imada

Art Advancement: Takeshi Torimoto
Editing Assistant: Izumi Okuma
Finish Check: Yōko Yasunaga
Finishing Advancement: Masahiro Nakamura
In-Between Check: Tsuneo Takei
Negative Editing: Chikako Matsubara
Planning: Yasuo Yamaguchi
Production Advancement: Kenkichi Matsushita
Production manager: Yoshiro Sugawara
Record Keeping: Kiyoko Ikeda
Recording: Isao Hatano
Recording Assistant: Yasuo Tachibana
Sound Effects: Katsumi Itō
Special Effects: Keitaro Hama
Theme Song Performance: Koorogi '73
Chika Takami as Aesop

Hiroshi Ohtake as Country Mouse
Junpei Takiguchi as Burro
Keiko Han as Pitchi
Minori Matsushima as Aesop's Mother

Eiko Masuyama as The Sun
Fuyumi Shiraishi as Mother Ant
Harumi Iizuka as Auntie
Hidekatsu Shibata as Cat Master
Hitoshi Takagi as Old Ant
Ichirō Nagai as Grasshopper
Ikuya Sawaki as Cat Cook B
Jouji Yanami as Tortoise
Kaneto Shiozawa as Young Ant
Kōji Yada as
Kōzō Shioya as Woodcutter
Masaharu Satō as Cat Cook C
Masashi Amenomori as Village Chief
Mugihito as Cat Cook A
Noriko Tsukase as Hare
Shima Sakai as Mistress
Shun Yashiro as City Mouse
Takashi Tanaka as The North Wind
Tomiko Suzuki as Girl
Japanese companies
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Production: Toei Animation
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
French cast
French staff
Flora Balzano as Ésope
Nicole Fontaine as Pitcheline

Alain Zouvi as Lièvre
Benoît Marleau as
Dieu des neiges
M. Fourmi
Daniel Lesourd as
Chef de la bande des chats
Rat des villes
Jean-Louis Millette as
M. Orang-outan
Rat des champs
Johanne Leveillé as
Déesse du printemps
Mme Fourmi
Nicole Fontaine as Serveur
French companies
Radio Quebec (from 2 January 1988)
Super Ecran (Quebec)
Dubbing: Cinélume
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Lella Carcereri

Italian companies
Dubbing: Carioca

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