Alakazam the Great


1h 24m 1961

Film Details

Also Known As
Saiyu-ki
Release Date
Jul 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Toei Animation Studio Co.
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Alakazam, a shy and modest monkey, is chosen by his peers to be the monarch of all animals on earth. The continued adulation of his constituents soon goes to his head, however, and he becomes even more selfish and arrogant after he compels Merlin, a magician, to disclose the secrets of his tricks. To teach him a lesson, King Amo, ruler of Majutsoland, the celestial island where all retired magicians reside, imprisons Alakazam in a cave; and Alakazam is then abandoned by everyone except De De, a female monkey who has always loved him. Later, Alakazam is released from confinement with the stipulation that he go about the countryside performing good deeds with Amo's son, Prince Amat. The pilgrimage succeeds in humbling Alakazam, and the reformed monkey is allowed to return with De De to the other animals.

Crew

Samuel Z. Arkoff

Pres, U.S. version

Les Baxter

Mus, U.S. version

Les Baxter

Composer

Salvatore Billitteri

Film Editor, U.S. version

George Brand

Music Editor, U.S. version

Akira Daikubara

Original drawings, Japanese version

Akira Daikubara

Anim, Japanese version

Hideo Furusawa

Anim, Japanese version

Albert Harris

Orch, U.S. version

Komei Ishikawa

Photographer, Japanese version

Goro Kontaibo

Original Adapted, Japanese version

Lee Kresel

Director, U.S. version

Lee Kresel

Scr, U.S. version

Masao Kumagawa

Anim, Japanese version

Koichi Maeba

Art work and col, Japanese version

Koichi Mori

Anim, Japanese version

Yasuji Mori

Original drawings, Japanese version

Eve Newman

Music Editor, U.S. version

James H. Nicholson

Pres, U.S. version

Hajime Numai

Art work and col, Japanese version

Laurette Odney

Film Editor, U.S. version

Hiroshi Okawa

Prod, Japanese version

Harusato Otsuka

Photographer, Japanese version

Seigo Otsuka

Photographer, Japanese version

Yasuo Otsuka

Anim, Japanese version

Kazuko Ozawa

Background, Japanese version

Kay Rose

Sound Editor, U.S. version

Lou Rusoff

Scr, U.S. version

Lou Rusoff

Prod, U.S. version

Kimiko Saito

Background, Japanese version

Daisaku Shirakawa

Director, Japanese version

Al Simms

Music coordinator, U.S. version

Eiko Sugimoto

Background, Japanese version

Kenji Sugiyama

Photographer, Japanese version

Hideyuki Takahashi

Adapted, Japanese version

Osamu Tezuka

Director, Japanese version

Osamu Tezuka

Scr, Japanese version

Titra Sound Corp.

Sound, U.S. version

Keinosuke Uekusa

Scenario, Japanese version

Mataji Urata

Background, Japanese version

Teiji Yabushita

Director, Japanese version

Masaaki Yano

Art work and col, Japanese version

Saburo Yokoi

Background, Japanese version

Film Details

Also Known As
Saiyu-ki
Release Date
Jul 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Toei Animation Studio Co.
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Japan in 1960 in ToeiScope as Saiyu-ki; running time: 88 min. Reedited by American International Pictures for U. S. release. Copyright claimant: Alta Vista Productions.