Toshi wo Totta Wani

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Synonyms: The Old Crocodile
Japanese: 年をとった鰐


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2005
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Source: Picture book
Genre: DramaDrama
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.251 (scored by 14031,403 users)
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Ranked: #78162
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Popularity: #9029
Members: 2,975
Favorites: 2

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A very old crocodile, so old that he had witnessed the building of the pyramids, was suffering from rheumatism, and no longer able to catch his food. In desperation, he decided to eat his great grand son. Although his thousands of years of longevity entitled him to much respect, the family decided he would have to be put down.

Unable to bear the disrespect of his family, the old crocodile said goodbye to the Nile. One day the old crocodile met an octopus. The octopus treated her new friend to a variety of fish that she caught just for him. When the night fell, he couldn’t restrain himself from eating one of the octopus’s legs. Since then, the old crocodile began to help himself to the octopus’ leg every night…

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Winner of the Excellence Award on the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamura, Koji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Key Animation, Special Effects, In-Between Animation, Background Art, Creator, Editing


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Jul 13, 2011
Mixed Feelings
The Old Crocodile feels like an anime version of one of Aesop's fables. However, as the credits rolled, I was struggling to sort out what the moral was supposed to be.

The English voicing is excellent, and Peter Barakan's voice brings to mind narration of Madeline or Curious George from my childhood. This anime short would stand in good stead in that company, with a very similar tone and feel. One is left with the vague idea that they are watching children's PBS broadcasting.

The characters are strange, and as I initially wondered why anyone would create this, as it clearly seems aimed ...

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Poll: The Old Crocodile Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit - Sep 19, 2009
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shegoblin - Jul 28, 2008
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Feb 3, 2018 6:38 AM
wtf why japanize the name of THIS of all things
simo000 - Jul 8, 2010
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