11 movies

Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico's adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a neverending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.

The Mouse and His Child

November 18, 1977

The Mouse and his child (the two parts of a single small wind-up toy), go on a quest to become "self-winding".

Ringing Bell

March 11, 1978

Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are brutal, however, and hatred alone won't be enough to avenge the loss of his mother. Only the strong survive in the wild, and obtaining that strength may change Chirin forever.

Metamorphoses

May 3, 1978

Several animated stories from "Metamorphoses," the Roman poet Ovid's narrative of legends, are presented.

In this Japanese animated film, Sea Prince and Fire Child are two youngsters in love who flee from their disapproving parents into a world filled with risks and adventure.

The Glacier Fox

July 15, 1978

A family of foxes fight to survive against the harsh but beautiful backdrop of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island.

Based on "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building parts. The story revolves around the sorrow and terror of men who have been transfigured into dolls, and a girl named Cherry who wishes to recover the kindness in her brother, who is a student of Kukuruku. This work reminds us of the fact that "transformation" or "transfiguration" --- favorite themes of Tezuka Osamu --- involves not only material aspects, but also man's immaterial heart [Taken from AniDB]

Long Run

April 17, 1982

Based on the true story of a Japanese young man that crossed the American continent by roller skating.

Oshin

March 17, 1984

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A new boy moves into Pekkle's town, and is trying his hardest to impress Lucy; however, Lucy isn't interested in him. Lucy makes Pekkle out to be a better swimmer than he really is, and the new boy challenges him to a swimming contest.

Pekkle and his friends find a treasure map that will lead them to a stone that will grant one wish, and they go on a treasure hunt.

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