Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An Italian child goes on a journey to find his mother in Argentina.

Stars: Yoshiko Matsuo, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yukiko Nikaido
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director: Osamu Dezaki
Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Dan Woren, William Dufris
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At the beginning of the 21st century, scientists found that with new computers and super alloys, they could build an even bigger, faster Gigantor. They built the new Gigantor.

Stars: Barbara Goodson, Doug Stone, Tom Wyner
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Patrasche, a Dog of Flanders - Made in Japan evokes several different (imaginary) representations of Flanders based on the novel. The story originally reflects the love of Ouida for dogs ... See full summary »

Directors: An van Dienderen, Didier Volckaert
Stars: Caroline Donnely, Günther Lesage
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young boy meets the famous Lemuel Gulliver, who has just built a rocket ship that will take him exploring outer space. The boy joins him, and the two of them go to the Star of Hope, where... See full summary »

Director: Yoshio Kuroda
Stars: Kyû Sakamoto, Chiyoko Honma, Seiji Miyaguchi
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A peasant boy and 38 cats band against the tyrannical Ali Baba the 33rd and his cat-phobic genie.

Director: Hiroshi Shidara
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hayato's peaceful life with his parents and his dog is brought to a dramatic, terrible end when a giant robot, said to be sent from a flying ghost ship, devastates the city, killing ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Ikeda
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Akio Tanaka, Akira Nagoya
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the future, some humans build a spaceship to abandon earth. The spaceship crashed in an island isolated from the rest of the world. The story takes place when there are only 2 survivors ... See full summary »

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Noriko Ohara, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kyôka Suzuki, Genzô Wakayama
Himitsu no Akko-chan (1969–1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Yoshiko Ohta, Kazuko Sugiyama
Isamu the Wilderness Boy (1973–1974)
Animation | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Akira Kamiya, Osamu Katô, Iemasa Kayumi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Michie Kita ...
 Nello (voice)
Reiko Katsura ...
 Alois (voice)
Kuriko Komamura ...
 George (voice)
Masako Sugaya ...
 Paul (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
 Elina (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu ...
 Hans (voice)
Sumiko Shirakawa ...
 Andre (voice)
Haru Endô ...
 Nurrett (voice)
Hirô Oyokawa ...
 Jehan (voice)
Masashi Amenomori ...
 Michel (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ...
 Hendrick Ray (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
 Noel (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
 Cozets (voice)
Reiko Takefuji ...
 Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Animation

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1975 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Dog of Flanders  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of A Boy of Flanders (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Doko made mo arukô ne
(Let's Walk to the Ends of the Earth) Ending song
Lyrics by Eriko Kishida
Music by Takeo Watanabe
Arrangement by Masushi Matsuyama
Performed by Kumiko Ôsugi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Moving and Beautiful
15 November 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is both intensely moving and beautiful. The artwork and animation are fine, though certainly not ground-breaking, even for it's time. The strength of this movie comes from the tragic beauty of the story and the haunting score.

I typically consider myself something of a cold-hearted realist, and watched The Dog of Flanders safe in the knowledge that it was a fictional and that my masculine facade would be uncracked by the emotional story unfolding on the screen before me. It was, I'm happy to say, a misplaced confidence. Throughout the story there are light and dark moments but overall there is a slow decent into gloom. As the film passes the halfway point I felt myself sinking deeper and deeper until totally submerged in the atmosphere. And as the snowstorm in the penultimate scene roars around Nelo there I was on the road side watching him pass by, and as he sits in the freezing church I stood amongst the pews observing. It's an almost ghostly experience, I felt as though I was with the boy and his dog in the later scenes, I wanted to break the silence and say something reassuring to them, offer them solace against the cruel world, but they could neither hear or see me and the drama unfolded through a wafer thin layer of reality.

And when the film was over I sat and watched the credits, wiped the tears from my eyes and tried to decide what it was that was making me so emmotional. I thought about it for almost 2 days solid, and 6 months on I'm still not sure what it is that's quite so captivating. The story is a much trimmed down version of a long-running Japanese series but that doesn't take anything away from the contents of this wonderful film.

I urge you to watch this film (only the subtitled version though), and draw your own conclusions, and if when you too are sitting in that cold dark church in the penultimate act, you hear a sniffle from the next pew along, apologies in advance because it's probably me.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Furandâsu no inu (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?