Movies and TV shows like Candy Candy

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Candy Candy
Original name: キャンディ・キャンディ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Candy Candy is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series. The main character, Candice "Candy" White Ardlay is a blonde girl with freckles, large emerald green eyes and long, curly hair, worn in pigtails with bows. Candy Candy first appeared in a prose novel by famed Japanese writer Kyoko Mizuki in April 1975. When Mizuki joined forces with manga artist Yumiko Igarashi, the Japanese magazine Nakayoshi became interested in Candy Candy. The series was serialized as a manga series in the magazine for four years and won the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo in 1977. The story was adapted into an anime series by Toei Animation. There are also several Candy Candy movies which were never released outside of Japan.
Plot: optimism, joy, loss of loved one, friendship, horseback, casualty of war, injury, raccoon, world war one, nun, death, prince, pet, sadness, youth, orphan, good versus evil, fortune teller, love, nurse
Place: mexico, italy, chicago illinois, america
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The Lion King
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
USA
88 min.
 8.5
The Rose of Versailles
Animation, Drama, Romance
Japan
24 min.
 8.4
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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The Rose of Versailles
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Country: Japan
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Sweet Blue Flowers
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 81 min.
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The Lion King
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Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, romantic, harsh ...
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