The debut feature of master animator Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko), Horus, Prince of the Sun tells the tale of a brave young boy who pulls a blade out from a centuries-old rock giant only to discover that it is the Sword of the Sun. If re-forged, the sword's destiny will transform the boy into the Prince of the Sun.
Urged by his Father, Horus and his pet bear Coro travel to his ancestral village, a place destroyed by the Frost King Grunwald. Along the way, he helps a village whose residents are besieged by Grunwald's magic, but the villagers feel threatened when he befriends Hilda, a beautiful girl whose haunting songs conceal a dark secret.
Fusing Japanese folklore with a Scandinavian setting, Takahata's epic adventure shows the hallmarks of later Studio Ghibli productions: well-rounded characters, dazzling animation and incredible imagination.
Released for the first time in North America, this classic film features the original Japanese language with English subtitles, and the English dub!
ES091 - Color - NTSC - Dolby Digital - 82 Min - Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 - 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen - Region 1 - 1968
Release date: December 23, 2014