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A boy wishes to protect a village from a wizard; however his plans are complicated since the villagers do not fully trust him and he must contend with a mysterious girl with a dark secret.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yukari Asai ...
Coro the Bear (voice)
Mikijirô Hira ...
Grunwald the Demon of Ice (voice)
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Hilda (voice)
Hiroshi Kamiyama ...
Villager B (voice)
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Grunwald (voice)
Masao Mishima ...
Village Leader (voice)
Hisako Ohkata ...
Hols (voice) (as Hisako Ôkata)
...
Chiro the Squirrel (voice)
Ray Owens ...
Rockor (voice)
Eijirô Tôno ...
Ganko (voice)
Billie Lou Watt ...
Prince (voice)
Hisashi Yokomori ...
Horu's Father / Toto (voice)
Tadashi Yokouchi ...
Paul / Moog the Rock Giant (voice)
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Horus, a kid living in an unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends a village from the attacks of Grundewald, a warlord/ice demon and befriends the enigmatic Hilda, a lonely and beautiful girl who sings haunting songs (and who hides a terrible secret). Written by Korman643

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21 July 1968 (Japan)  »

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Horus, Prince of the Sun  »

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The script was based on a puppet-theater drama written by scriptwriter Kazuo Fuzakawa, itself based on an ancient legend of the Ainu, the aboriginal people living in Northern Japan. The Scandinavian/Viking/Eastern Europe setting was an idea of the producers, worried that a movie too identified with a local culture wouldn't have had enough international appeal See more »

Goofs

In the English Dub opening credits Isao Takahata's name was misspelled as "Sao Takahata". See more »

Quotes

Drago: [watches connivingly as Hilda mesmerises the entire village with her beautiful singing] I have a good idea... I can make use of her.
Toto: Sure, you can make use of her... if only to ruin yourself.
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A Landmark and still excellent
4 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This was perhaps the most sophisticated animated feature ever made up to that time, in 1968. It is much more serious and dramatic than any Disney film ever made and shows that animation is equally valid as live action for serious cinema (in fact, maybe even superior, given its exaggerated expressiveness and impressionistic potential). Note: this is not a film for very young children as it deals with very serious matters despite being an animated film made in the 1960's with talking animals.

Highly recommended and I think this is a must see film for those that wish to be film buffs.


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