Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Haruya Yamazaki (Screenplay) Monkey Punch (Graphic Novel)
Story: A flamboyant their and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count’s clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
Action: Strong animated action scenes (9/10)
Comedy: Light hearted comedy in a more series story works very nicely (8/10)
Romance: The story is a love story and is on an equal par to any Disney film (9/10)
Animation: Brilliant animation for an animation from 1979 (10/10)
Sound: Good use of sound and music to add to the story (9/10)
Best Part: The wolf’s tricks
Favourite Character: Inspector Zenigata
Least Favourite Character: The Count
Trivia: Steven Spielberg called the film ‘one of the greatest adventure movies of all time’
Overall: A great animated film that still looks fresh and brand new, it has a brave storyline with a thief as the hero and could put most Disney princess films to shame. The adventure side of the film is very similar to a Tintin adventure and you can see where some more modern films gained ideas from, Definitely one to watch if you get the chance.