Alakazam the Great in 11 Minutes

Fortunately, there are a couple videos of Alakazam the Great, the American theatrical release of Toei Doga's 1960 movie, Saiyuki. Hey, is that the voice of Winnie the Pooh? Yeah, I always liked that guy's voice in the Disney cartoons. And, yeah, the writers of the American script took many liberties with the original story, but it's quite enjoyable. I can't help but laugh at some of these cheesy puns. And is that Peter Fernandez and Johnathan Winters? Yayy!

Now I'm going to have to track down Alakazam the Great on the intertubes. The rights to the US film have long since disappeared, understandably. Ideally, if and when Toei gets around to bringing their classics to Blu-Ray, they'll need to include the American soundtrack, too.

1 comment:

Cello said...

Thought youd like to know Studio Ghibli is officially doing My Neighbor Totoro remake being produced by Pixar Animation Studios: