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Unico (1981)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 14 March 1981 (Japan)
A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods. They are envious of little Unico's power to bring... See full summary »

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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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A story about how joy and happiness can be the most powerful weapon ever. A young unicorn is ordered to be taken from his home by the gods. They are envious of little Unico's power to bring joy and happiness everywhere he goes. Come see the power of friendship triumph over all, in Unico. Written by mrs_s04

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The Fantastic Adventures of Unico  »

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Unico also appeared in the Astro Boy manga, as the inspiration for a mechanical unicorn. See more »

Quotes

Chao: I learned that stupid song from a little cat I used to know. I never liked it much... Do you have any fish, Sir? I'm hungry!
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Follows Unico: Black Cloud White Feather (1979) See more »

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30 July 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen, forget that it's a cartoon. It was wonderful, and nothing other than animation could have captured this story so well. Some things have to be cartoons, and this is one of them, it doesn't make it bad, it makes it good. This is something that anyone could watch, and I could watch this movie again and again.


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