Tarou-san no Kisha

Taro's Toy Train

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Synonyms: Taro-san no Kisha, Tarosan no Kisha, Taro's Train
Japanese: 太郎さんの汽車
English: Taro's Toy Train
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 18, 1929
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Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #118392
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A combination of live action, traditional animation, and stop motion animation. A father buys his son a toy train, which he loves. When the boy goes to sleep, the train comes to life and crawls into the bed with the boy, giving him a dream about proper train etiquette.

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Murata, Yasuji
Chuuzou, Aochi


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Apr 10, 2017
Rate an 8
Seen via English Subtitled on just the cartoon everything else raw
art film
silent production
Special Note: The cartoon itself is about 6 plus minutes.

Memories, we have so many of them. The best memories one could have aside from their younger years is their children. More importantly making their day. A child has a strong desire for ___. He is reward with ____. As he is about to nod off his dream comes alive. To see that animation unfold along with that mini live show was a beautiful introduction to this cartoon. As for the ending it is what you would expect. Although, you get to ...
Jul 1, 2015
At first, I was thrown off, since it began with actual film and didn't quickly transition into animation. But when the animation began, I was delighted to find that for once, I wasn't the slightest bit creeped out by it. Normally, very old animation scares me a bit, but despite the odd looking faces on some of the animals, the different things done with the very few resources I'm sure were available at the time are outstanding. The story was cute and funny, too, which caused me to really enjoy it. I even laughed a couple of times, which is more than I can say ...
Apr 10, 2014
Tarou-san is a little boy who loves to play train with his friends. One day, his dad brings him home an electric train set. Overjoyed, he plays with it long into the night. When it is finally time for bed, Tarou cuddles up next to his new train set, and dreams he is on a train with many funny animals who cause various wacky hijinks.

This delightful little silent short combines live action with animation. A novel idea, and it works well. The retro animation lover or silent film nerd will both enjoy it equally. Even if you can't ...

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