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Animal Crossing: The Movie (2006)

Gekijô-ban Dôbutsu no Mori (original title)
A young girl moves to a village populated by anthropomorphic animals.


Joji Shimura (as Jôji Shimura)


Aya Matsui (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Yui Horie Yui Horie ... Ai
Misato Fukuen ... Bûke
Fumiko Orikasa ... Sarî
Yû Kobayashi ...
Takatoshi Kaneko Takatoshi Kaneko ... Alberto
Masaki Terasoma Masaki Terasoma ... Apollo
Yurika Hino Yurika Hino ... Bianca
Yasuhiro Takato Yasuhiro Takato ... Saruo
Kazuya Tatekabe Kazuya Tatekabe ... Alan
Yûji Ueda ... Sakurajima
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Daruman
Naoki Tatsuta ... Tanukichi
Kimiko Koyama Kimiko Koyama ... Tamekichi
Noriko Namiki Noriko Namiki ... Tsubukichi
Ken'ichi Ogata ... Kotobuki
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At least one of each type of animal is featured in this movie, of each type of animal shown, the most popular character of each species was shown. See more »

Crazy Credits

In one final scene after the credits (during the Spring, one year after Ai arrived), Ai narrates a letter she wrote to her mother to the audience, as she picks up two cherries and runs to the museum with a book in her arms to meet with Fuko/Celeste. She uses "make a Cherry Pie" in her letter as a metaphor for fitting in with the village and making friends. See more »


References Super Mario Bros. (1985) See more »


(K.K. Bossa)
Composed by Kazumi Totaka
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Emotional Roller Coaster of Delight
10 May 2020 | by ktiger127See all my reviews

I laughed, I cried, and I did everything in between. This movie was a sheer pleasure to watch. The musical score brought me back to simpler times of childhood and every character stayed true to form. Each with their own stories that I wish we could dig deeper into, but it is left up to the viewer. Was the plot all over the place? Yes. But thats what the game was all about and what I love about this Animal Crossing franchise. It is what you want it to be and this movie truly delivered just that. There was so much depth and I watched it at the perfect time, not only because of the New Horizons release, but as I too am searching for my "cherry pie".

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Release Date:

16 December 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Forest: The Movie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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