Originally Posted by Grislygus
nice thing about westerns, there's always great old ones that you never knew about
same thing goes for animation...
wanpaku ouji no orochi taiji
(aka little prince and eight-headed dragon)
very cool "early anime" movie from 1963. it has english dubbing but unfortunately i couldn't find subs online, and the dub is aaaawful
. also i don't know if it's this way in the original dub or just the english one, but they never use names except for susanoo. instead of "amaterasu" they always say "sun goddess" or "sister" (to susanoo), and yamata no orochi was always just referred to as "the eight-headed dragon," kind of lame. also the voice actors weren't just aaaawful, but also teeeerrible.
totally cool movie, though. i like animation that makes me or somebody else say "oh, that's awesome" every few minutes. this one did it.
before that, it was hakujaden
, another early 60's toei anime (the first anime in color i believe is the claim). this one definitely was trying a more disney-esque approach (and was released in the states). the movie itself was ok, pretty boring--for a better film of the same story, live-action green snake