After the death of his father, the young Jim Hawkins has lived a quiet life helping his mother run their Admiral Benbow Inn; but he and his mother’s life change forever when the drunken scoundrel Billy Bones arrives at their door. Through a series of harrowing events, Billy dies, leaving Jim a treasure map that leads to the famed fortune of the dreaded Captain Flint; and with the help of two local gentlemen the trio (along with Jim’s feline friend) set out to find a ship and crew to achieve their goals. In the nearby town of Bristol they find the one-legged John Silver who joins their ship, as well as several others. However, as the journey begins, Jim soon realizes that things may not be as they seem…
When the pirate cat Flint leaves young Jim and his mouse companion Gran a map to Treasure Island, the two find themselves swept up in a glorious adventure. On the high seas the duo encounters sea creatures and destroyed ships galore; but most importantly, they find themselves prisoners aboard the ship of the dreaded Long John Silver. Alongside Kathy, Flint’s granddaughter, Jim and Gran will brave violent storms, try to keep the map safe, and ultimately try their best to find the treasure before their captors do first!
This recommendation should be a no-brainer, but I'll give it anyways. Takarajima and Animal Treasure Island both are stories about, duh, Treasure Island. Conveniently, both are made around the same time period as well, and have a family-friendly feel - that is, except for the increased darkness in Takarajima. If you enjoy adventures filled with pirates, look no further than these two anime.
Wendy, John and Michael are three children who live a boring life in London, but their dreams are far more interesting: in them, they watch a flying boy called Peter Pan battle the scary pirate Captain Hook. Though their mother has not heard of such a boy, the children soon discover that he is very real – but only to children. Alongside Peter and his fairy friend Tink, the trio flies away with Peter to Neverland – a place where you never grow old and each day is filled with fun and games. Alongside the Lost Boys, jealous mermaids, and a cast of other playful characters, Wendy, John and Michael will have many adventures and go up against not only Captain Hook and his gang, but also a cantankerous old crocodile!
Pirates, treasure and a harrowing adventure accompany both Peter Pan no Bouken and Takarajima - well, I suppose Peter Pan is a lot less harrowing. ;)
Aimed at the same audience (children) with a similar animation style and tone, if you liked one you'd definitely enjoy the other.
Young Sindbad has lived his entire life in the Arabian city of Baghdad, a thriving, ancient metropolis filled with bazaars and would-be merchants. One day, Sindbad and his friend sneak into the palace to watch a magic show, and are soon after caught by the guards and chastised. The next morning, Sindbad is paid a visit by his uncle Ali and is told wonderful, fantastical tales of the places Ali has traveled to and experienced. For Sindbad, this event is life-changing - there's a whole wide world out there beyond Baghdad! And so, Sindbad sets forth on Ali's ship for a grand adventure, experiencing plenty of fun and action along the way.
If you're looking for a grand adventure on the high seas filled with danger and wonder, look no further than Takarajima and Sindbad no Bouken. Both, in addition, are renditions of classic tales and are aimed at the same audience.