Elmer No Boken (1999)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Anime, Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A classic children's book by American author Ruth Stiles Gannett is brought to the screen in this animated feature from Japan. A boy named Elmer lives in a small town by the seashore, where he hears tales of a friendly dragon who lives on nearby Wild Island. Elmer decides he'd like to see the creature for himself, so he hops in a boat and heads to the island, where a menagerie of talking animals (including tigers, gorillas and alligators) run interference against him before he can find the magical reptile.