Unico the magical Unicorn is born with incredible powers that make people happy. But that angers some very jealous gods. They order the West Wind to cast the tiny Unicorn into exile and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Katsue Miwa ...
Unico (voice)
Ryouko Kitamiya ...
Night (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Chao (voice)
Junko Hori ...
Beezle (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Baron (voice)
Iruka ...
Narrator (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
Elder (voice)
Chieko Baishô ...
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Unico the magical Unicorn is born with incredible powers that make people happy. But that angers some very jealous gods. They order the West Wind to cast the tiny Unicorn into exile and thus begins Unico's amazing adventures. He's whisked away to the Land of Mist on the Edge of the Earth where he teaches the meaning of friendship to Beezil. The pesky little Devil of Solitude. But Unico cannot stay. He journeys on to meet Katy a sad little kitty who dreams of becoming a witch. When Unico's magic transforms her into a beautiful girl she falls under the spell of a wicked count and a raging demon. Evil and hatred challenge Unico's powers of love. Written by Civonos

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14 March 1981 (Japan)  »

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The Fantastic Adventures of Unico  »

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Produced by the Sanrio company the same company that produces Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty characters can be found hidden in some scenes of the movie. See more »

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One of the jealous gods: Wherever that Unico goes, people start laughing and dancing like complete idiots!
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Followed by Unico in the Island of Magic (1983) See more »

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beautiful

For the longest time, I've lived with the faintest memory of this movie and a deep emotional feeling attached to it, as I was totally moved by the movie when I saw it (at 3 or 4 years old). I was beginning to doubt it had actually been made (although my mother remembers it) as I never heard about it again. I'm glad to have found evidence of it finally! God bless the internet!


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