‘The Sea Prince and the Fire Child’ review

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Recently I picked up the 30th anniversary edition of the old animated movie, ‘The Sea Prince and the Fire Child’ at our local Dayton Metro Library.  I had never seen this movie or even heard of it, but it looked kind of cute so I figured I would give it a try.  It turns out that this movie was released in 1981 by Sanrio (the famous toy company of the Hello Kitty franchise). 

When you first start watching the movie you will probably notice the dated look and feel to it.  Of course, since this movie is around 30 years old, you shouldn’t expect modern day quality or special effects.  Honestly, this movie reminds me in some ways of old Disney animation (such as ‘The Sword in the Stone’, ‘Bambi’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’). 

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