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Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

Uniko: Mahô no shima e (original title)
The lovable Unico the Unicorn still sought after by jealous gods. Is taken to the forest by the West Wind and forgets everything from his earlier fantastic adventure. Unico wonders ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Katsue Miwa ...
Unico (voice)
Iruka ...
Narrator (voice)
Chieko Baishô ...
West Wind (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ...
Sheri (voice)
Fujio Tokita ...
Kuruku (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Tolby (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Yamaneko (voice)
Noriko Tsukase ...
Marusu (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi ...
Trojan Horse (voice)
Kazuo Harada ...
Sheri's Father (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anick Faris ...
Sheri (English version)
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Unico (voice)
Lorenzo Music ...
Toby (voice)
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Toby / Young Spinx (voice)
Rob Roy ...
Kuruku (English dub)
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The lovable Unico the Unicorn still sought after by jealous gods. Is taken to the forest by the West Wind and forgets everything from his earlier fantastic adventure. Unico wonders aimlessly into the deep forest and finds Melvin Magnificat a cranky cat that thinks he is the big boss of the forest. Unico also runs into Cheri a young girl who finds and then cares for Unico. Toby a wannabe magician, Lord Kuruku a powerful magician that has a grudge against the human race, and many more new characters. Written by Civonos

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16 July 1983 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Unico en la isla de la magia  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Kuruku: Now you have nowhere to run, you four legged glue pot!
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Follows Unico: Black Cloud White Feather (1979) See more »

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Excellent, you may have seen it.
20 June 2002 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was aired on the Disney Channel back in about 1986. I think many other people may have watched it also, but forgot about it. The evil Lord Kuruku takes a boy Toby on as his magic apprentice (very popular kids movie manuever, see also The Care Bears Movie). Kuruku eventually turns the whole village into living puppets and it is up to little Unico and Toby's sister to help save everyone. This is an excellent movie, but very rare. If you ever do come across it, watch it. It may not be enjoyed by anyone who is not a fan of out of the ordinary animation, but even so it runs for a lot of money on e-bay. There have been many references to deep underlying themes in the movie, such as Unico representing Christ, or some other themes. Well, its really good, I got tattoos of the characters.


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