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Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

Uniko: Mahô no shima e (original title)
A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who's trapped under his spell.

Director:

Moribi Murano

Writers:

Mami Sugino (screenplay), Osamu Tezuka (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katsue Miwa Katsue Miwa ... Unico (voice)
Iruka Iruka ... Narrator (voice)
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... West Wind (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Sheri (voice)
Fujio Tokita Fujio Tokita ... Kuruku (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ... Tolby (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Yamaneko (voice)
Noriko Tsukase Noriko Tsukase ... Marusu (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi Ryûji Saikachi ... Trojan Horse (voice)
Kazuo Harada Kazuo Harada ... Sheri's Father (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anick Faris Anick Faris ... Sheri (English version)
Corinne Orr ... Toby / Young Spinx (voice)
Rob Roy Rob Roy ... Kuruku (English dub)
Janet Waldo ... West Wind (voice)
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A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who's trapped under his spell.

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

16 July 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Unico en la isla de la magia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sanrio Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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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Connections

Follows Unico: Black Cloud White Feather (1979) See more »

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Great Animation, a classic
3 May 2006 | by migcoyulaSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was about 8 years old. SOme of the images are still imprinted in my head. The film is all a fantasy should be: A glorious, beautiful, surreal and sometimes dark and terrifying fairy tale.

This deserves to be released on DVD along with it's prequel as they are truly fantastic gems. I don't know if the film would hold up to an adult audience, but it surely made my mind fly at the time.

The animation is vintage Tezuka, with the cute puppy-eyed main characters, colorful villains all with a few extra frames of animation (compared to his 1960s TV series, the animation is a step up in quality) All this topped with a imaginative story and haunting score, gives birth to a classic.


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