Somewhere deep in the ocean is Beautiful Island, a place unknown to any map. Filled with a bounty of food, joyous creatures and a kind ruler named The King, Beautiful Island is a paradise for all who visit it. One day, Baloo the elephant trainer and his companion Jumbo wash ashore in a giant red box, and quickly make friends with the island’s inhabitants. However, soon a violent encounter will threaten everyone and everything...
As a child, Chirin the lamb is taught by his loving mother to be wary of leaving their pasture; wolves and other predators are a constant threat, though the naïve Chirin believes they would never eat his kind. But when a wolf breaches the perimeter and kills his mother while she protects him, Chirin decides he must do the unthinkable: find the wolf and demand that he trains Chirin to be strong. Chirin must undergo rigorous conditions and be the very thing that he despises so that he may have his revenge, but will he lose himself in the process?
These two Sanrio movies have a very similar feel and are meant for kiddies - except Chirin no Suzu is insanely darker and more upsetting to watch. Still, fans of one will likely appreciate the storytelling techniques and similar animation style of the other.
Unico is a special unicorn with the ability to make anyone he meets happy. But the gods are not pleased, and out of jealousy, they bid the West Wind to exile young Unico to the Hill of Oblivion, where he shall stay, alone, forever. Luckily, the West Wind is a kind soul and instead, hides Unico away from place to place, keeping him shielded from the eyes of the gods. Along the way, Unico must make new friends and even save the world from an evil power!