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1.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
2.
Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
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The adventures of a brave young boy who travels from planet to planet in a determined quest to avenge his mother's death. (129 mins.)
Director: Rintaro
 
3.
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
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A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. (83 mins.)
Director: Paul Grimault
 
4.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
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Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys... (73 mins.)
Director: Karel Zeman
 
5.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
6.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
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A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
7.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
8.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. (63 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
9.
Time Masters (1982)
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Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets... (78 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
10.
Millennium Actress (2001)
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A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career. (87 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
11.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
12.
Ringing Bell (1978)
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An innocent lamb learns about life and death when he seeks revenge upon the wolf who slaughtered his mother. (47 mins.)
Director: Masami Hata
 
13.
Unico (1981)
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(90 mins.)
 
14.
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
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Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival... (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
15.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
16.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet. (86 mins.)
Director: Will Vinton
 
17.
Technotise: Edit & I (2009)
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Belgrade 2074. Edit is a student. After a few failed exams she decides to implant a memory chip... but, something strange starts happening to her. (100 mins.)
 
18.
Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature (1984 TV Movie)
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Tezuka Osamu's tale of a genetically engineered pink American Mountain-lion named Bagi and the friendship she develops with Ryo, a lonesome bike gang member. (90 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
19.
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
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After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability. (93 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
 
20.
The Monkey King (1965)
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Da Nao Tian Gong is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four of the Wan brothers... (84 mins.)
Director: Wan Laiming
 
21.
Redline (2009)
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A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it. (102 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Koike
 
22.
Felidae (1994)
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A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Schaack
 
23.
Son of the White Mare (1981)
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A man is born the son of a horse with superpowers and uses them to do battle with legendary dragons. (81 mins.)
 
24.
Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Express (1985)
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Two kittens go on a metaphysical journey on a magical railroad train. (113 mins.)
 
25.
Laughter and Grief by the White Sea (1987)
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Several Russian Pomorsk men who live by the White Sea have brought in their boats for the evening and are relaxing inside a fisherman's hut... (59 mins.)
Director: Leonid Nosyrev
 
26.
Fimfárum Jana Wericha (2002)
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(100 mins.)
 
27.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
28.
Everybody Rides the Carousel (1975)
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De Andre Cortez in 15 years. (72 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
29.
Angel's Egg (1985)
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A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg. (71 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
30.
The Plague Dogs (1982)
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
 
31.
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Paradox Spiral (2008)
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November 1998: A young man swears he committed a heinous crime, he looks in the news, but nobody talks about what happened... (114 mins.)
Director: Takaaki Hirao
 
32.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life... (163 mins.)
 
33.
The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)
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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known. (96 mins.)
 
34.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
 
35.
The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
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A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale... (72 mins.)
 
36.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
37.
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)
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A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." (68 mins.)
 
38.
The Journey to Melonia (1989)
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When a ship sinks during a storm, a slave from the industrial island of Plutonia is washed up on the beaches of paradise island Melonia, where the "all-powerful" wizard Prospero and his strange friends reside. (104 mins.)
Director: Per Åhlin
 
39.
Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
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Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up. (93 mins.)
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
 
40.
The Soldier's Tale (1984)
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A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil. (51 mins.)
 
41.
Allegro non troppo (1976)
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music... (85 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
 
42.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
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A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
 
43.
Chie the Brat (1981)
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Chie Takemoto is a small dependable girl, who lives in Osaka with her dad. She has to goals - to get her troublesome father, who runs a tavern, some work and then get him to make up with her mother, who left him. (105 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
44.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
45.
Paprika (2006)
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
46.
Barefoot Gen (1983)
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. (83 mins.)
Director: Mori Masaki
 
47.
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
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A prince of the sea and a child of fire engage in a tragic forbidden romance. (108 mins.)
Director: Masami Hata
 
48.
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
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When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum... (72 mins.)
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49.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
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This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. (72 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
50.
The Halloween Tree (1993 TV Movie)
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Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend. (90 mins.)
Director: Mario Piluso
 
51.
Summer Wars (2009)
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A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday. (114 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
52.
The Illusionist (2010)
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A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. (80 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
53.
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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The film uses a mix of cut-out animation from photographs and live-action segments, and tells the story of a married man who lives a double life in his dreams, where he is married to another woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
54.
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
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Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human. (45 mins.)
Director: Takahiro Ômori
 
55.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
56.
Daliás idök (1983)
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It is an adaptation of the Toldi trilogy, a 19th-century epic poem in three parts by János Arany. The... (79 mins.)
Director: József Gémes
 
57.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses. (111 mins.)
 
58.
Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979)
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(105 mins.)
 
59.
Cat City (1986)
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In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse) on planet X the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all... (96 mins.)
 
60.
The Little Fox (1981)
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Famous, great hunters, better stay away, here comes Vuk! (They say he is cunning as a fox!) (79 mins.)
Director: Attila Dargay
 
61.
Twelve Months (1980)
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A young girl meets the Spirits of the Twelve Months when she is sent out during a winter snowstorm to collect galanthus, a flower that blooms in April. (65 mins.)
Director: Kimio Yabuki
 
62.
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
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A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop. (100 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
63.
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict. (113 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
64.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
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When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back. (103 mins.)
 
65.
The Tragedy of Man (2011)
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Adam's and Eve's epic journey throughout history trying to find the meaning of human life. Do we grow in wisdom as centuries pass, or just drift towards an inevitable doom? (160 mins.)
 
66.
Sen'ya ichiya monogatari (1969)
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The incredible adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power. (128 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
 
67.
The Hunchedback Horse (1947)
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Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people. (57 mins.)
 
68.
Tatsumi (2011)
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A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga. (96 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
69.
The Cat Returns (2002)
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After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
 
70.
Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007)
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After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens... (86 mins.)
Director: Sung-gang Lee
 
71.
Ponyo (2008)
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A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. (101 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
72.
The Painting (2011)
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Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it. (76 mins.)
 
73.
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
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Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy... (85 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
74.
The Story of the Fox (1930)
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him... (65 mins.)
 
75.
Kayoko's Diary (1991)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Seiji Arihara
 
76.
The Dog of Flanders (1997)
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A small poor boy lives with his caring grandfather in a small Flemish village in the 19th century Belgium, has a lovable pet dog, loves art and dreams of becoming a famous painter one day. Based on a famous Flemish novel. (93 mins.)
Director: Yoshio Kuroda
 
77.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
78.
Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon (1963)
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Prince Susano's mother dies; when his father tells him she has gone to another place, he sets off in search of her... (86 mins.)
Director: Yûgo Serikawa
 
79.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
 
80.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
81.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
 
82.
Breakfast on the Grass (1987 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Priit Pärn
 
83.
Tale of Tales (1979 Short Film)
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A reflection of Russian history and memory. Norstein creates a visual emotional response to a changing Russia... (29 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
 
84.
Winnie Pooh (1969 Short Film)
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Winnie Pooh finds a beehive on the top of a big oak tree and tries to get to the honey with the help of Piglet. (11 mins.)
Director: F. Khitruk
 
85.
Mermaid (1997 Short Film)
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An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself. (10 mins.)
 
86.
Comedy (2002 Video)
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A young girl, desperate to save her village, sets out in search of a legendary swordsman who accepts only rare books of a particular genre as payment. (11 mins.)
Director: Kazuto Nakazawa
 
87.
Ruka (1965 Short Film)
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses... (18 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
 
88.
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010 Short Film)
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The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess. (12 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
89.
Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962 Short Film)
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(38 mins.)
 
90.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
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The story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back