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The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
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The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
Original name: グスコーブドリの伝記
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Remake of The Life of Guskou Budori (1994). The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: cat, forest, volcano, anthropomorphic animal, hat, furry, shawl

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, feel good, humorous and light films with plots about cat, friendship, forest, magic, imaginary, family and anthropomorphic animal mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Life of Guskou Budori: Catnapped! The Movie (1995), Twelve Months (1980), Unico in the Island of Magic (1983), Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985), Captain of the Forest (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Catnapped! The Movie (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The story involves a boy and his younger sister whose dog Papadoll is missing. They find out that he has been abducted by anthropomorphic cats to be brought to a world called Banapal Witt, which is built on top of a giant sleeping cat. There the sun ...
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Puss 'N Boots Travels Around the World (1976)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 68 min.
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Twelve Months (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A young queen requests a bouquet of snowdrop flowers for New Year's Day in exchange for a reward. One greedy woman sends her stepdaughter, whom she does not like, to look for the flowers in a cold forest, knowing the task will be impossible for ...
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Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Captain of the Forest (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 73 min.
Story: This entertaining film highlights the importance of integrity, justice, and appreciation for the environment. The compassionate and wise Captain is the hero, who is trying to stop long-time troublemaker and master of disguise Zero the Cat as he ...
Audience: kids
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The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 75 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pinocchio (1971)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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54%