Taiyo no oji: Horusu no daiboken (Little Norse Prince)(The Great Adventure of Horus) (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Taiyo no oji: Horusu no daiboken (Little Norse Prince)(The Great Adventure of Horus) (1968)

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The directorial debut of Isao Takahata, Prince of the Sun centers on Horus, who enjoys a series of breathtaking adventures. ~ Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Kazuo Fukazawa
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Critic Reviews for Taiyo no oji: Horusu no daiboken (Little Norse Prince)(The Great Adventure of Horus)

All Critics (1)

A truly great landmark in grown-up animation.

Full Review… | January 2, 2016
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Taiyo no oji: Horusu no daiboken (Little Norse Prince)(The Great Adventure of Horus)

It held my interest. The animation isn't the greatest, but the story is pretty cool. The characters are well though out and complex. If I were younger I would have enjoyed it more.

Doctor0Quinzel
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

½

Yes, there was anime before Akira, and it was just as good. Yeah, the animation looks dated, but the story is a triumph. This film has a terrific multi-layered character-arcing plot that the likes of Disney can only dream of. Fans of anime and those who love a good story should make time for this. It's the best Scandinavian anime you'll ever see.

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

½

A vintage classic of Japanese animation, HORUS PRINCE OF THE SUN (released in America on TV as "Little Norse Prince Valiant" for some reason) was the directorial debut of Isao Takahata, the man who would go on to create classics such as GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS, and his recent swan song THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. At the time of its release (1968), this was the most expensive animated film from Japan -- and it took longer to create than the average feature at the time, and unfortunately for Takahata it would be his only film as a director for his company, Toei Studios. The box office failure of this film caused Takahata to be demoted -- a rather undeserving fate for such a daring, dramatic tale. Also noteworthy is that it was the first time that another auteur, a then young Hayao Miyazaki would make his first collaboration with Takahata that would later lead to a successful partnership. Because this is a much older film, the artwork may seem a bit primitive to today's films. That said, HORUS still looks quite lavish and richly detailed for a film dating from such an era. The animation is quite fluid for the most part, save for the occasional bits of still frame panning (the only minor false note of the film). But what earns this film my highest rating is its complex, dark plot and rich characters -- a trademark of later films these two artists would display. Indeed, this tale of a Scandinavian boy who draws a powerful sword from a stone giant and matches wits against an evil ice warlord has a surprisingly unpredictable and mature edge. Action-packed, occasionally violent, but always engrossing, this is a movie that I highly recommend not only to ardent fans of Miyazaki and Takahata, but to anyone interested in "epic" folktales.

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