Tatsu no ko Taro

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Tatsu no ko Taro, Taro the Dragon Boy
Directed by Kiriro Urayama,
Peter Fernandez
Produced by Toei Doga
Written by Kiriro Urayama (screenplay),
Isao Takahata (concept),
Miyoko Matsutani (novel),
Takashi Mitsui (screenplay)
Starring Kazuo Kitamura,
Sayuri Yoshinaga,
Junya Kato,
Kirin Kiki,
Kazuo Kumakura
Music by Riichiro Manabe
Cinematography Motoi Takahashi
Edited by Yasuhiro Yoshikawa
Distributed by Toei Doga
Release date(s) 17 March 1979
Running time 75 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tatsu no ko Taro is a 1979 film adaptation of a famous Japanese folk tale, and the novel Taro, the Dragon Boy by Miyoko Matsutani.[2] In 1966, Taro, the Son of Dragon with the original Japanese title of "Tatsu, no ko Taro", started as a puppet series on a Japanese television channel. In the late 1970s the anime TV series Taro the Dragon Boy (original story by Miyoko Matsutani) was shown on Indian national television. Due to this one serial, a generation of Indians was introduced to Japanese animation.

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Kintarō, hero from a similar fairy tale
Momotarō, hero from a similar fairy tale
Toei Animation

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