Review of 'The Little Norse Prince (Taiyou no ouji Horusu no daibouken)'

the_little_norse_prince.jpg The first movie directed by Isao Takahata while Hayao Miyazaki is just beginning his illustrious career in the lowly position of animator. Really only now of interest to fans of the two directors The Little Norse Prince (Prince of the Sun: The Great Adventure of Horus) tells the story of Horus, a young boy whose village has been destroyed by an evil villain. Horus sets out on his own after his father dies and comes across a village also under the threat of the same villain. Horus must prove himself by defeating the evil.

Having been created so many years ago the animation is surprisingly good with a fairly simple story-line. Enjoyable, light entertainment.

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Review Date: 2006-11-12

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Studio: Optimum Asia

Year: 1968

Length: 81 minutes

Genre: Japanese Animation

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