animated movie The Little Norse Prince © Toei Animation
Share this:

The Little Norse Prince

Hols (Horus) returns to the village from which his late father had once fled at a time when it was being destroyed by Grunwald the Frost King. On the way, Hols is attacked by the demon himself, but survives and is taken in by the people of a fishing village also under threat from Grunwald.

J-Kitty's avatar
rated it:
I have watched this anime film on, and I find it an excellent anime film from 1968. I have also found out that this film was...
Created by: Toei Animation
Language: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Titles: Horus: Prince of the Sun, The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun, Taiyo no Ooji Horusu no Daiboken (Japan), Little Norse Prince Valiant, The Great Adventure of Little Prince Valiant, The Adventures of Hols, Prince of the Sun
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Hisako Okata ... Hols
Etsuko Ichihara ... Hilda
Mikijiro Hira ... Grunwald
Asako Akazawa ... Piria
Eijirou Touno ... Ganko
Hisashi Yokomori ... Hol's father, Toto the White Owl
Junko Hori ... Freppu, Potomu
Masaaki Tsuzaka ... Rusan
Masao Mishima ... Village Chief
Noriko Ohara ... Chiro the Squirrel
Tadashi Yokouchi ... Boldo, Moug the Rock Giant
Tokuko Sugiyama ... Chaharu
Yasushi Nagata ... Drago
Yoko Mizugaki ... Mauni
Yoshie Hinoki ... Village Woman
Yukari Asai ... Koro the Bear Cub
Yuriko Abe ... Young Girl
Directed by: Isao Takahata
Produced by: Hiroshi ‘kawa
Musical Score by: Michio Mamiya
Writing Credits: Kazuo Fukazawa
Art Directors: Mataharu Urata
Animated by: Hayao Miyazaki
Based on: Japanese native legends

animated movie The Little Norse Prince © Toei AnimationHayao Miyazaki was not only the key animator on this film, but also the scene designer and conceptual artist.

This was the first film directed by Isao Takahata, most well-known as the director of Graveyard of the Fireflies.

If you know of a great resource or fan site related to "The Little Norse Prince", go to Submit a URL and we'll add it to this page. Also, if you discover a broken link, please let us know.
The Adventures of Hols, Prince of the Sun -- The film's page at, with more of its troubled production history.
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun -- A review and interesting history of the making of this film, with an image gallery.
Trailer -- A trailer for the film is posted on Youtube.
Yasuji Mori -- A filmography and brief biography of Yasuji Mori, who contributed to this film and the training of many great Japanese animators.
Buy The Little Norse Prince
Region 2, UK...not currently available as a US release
profile by: Inkwolf