Meiken Lassie

Alt title: Famous Dog Lassie

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The Dog of Flanders

The Dog of Flanders

In 19th century Belgium, in the Flanders countryside, lived a young boy with an artistic flair named Nello, and his faithful companion Patrash. Though poor in the physical sense, the two friends shared a rich life along with Alois, one of Nello's neighbors, and his grandfather, his last living relative. Though great sorrow and hardship looms closely in the future, one thing is for certain, the devotion and companionship of Nello and Patrash will never fade...

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Two well-known stories animated for the World Masterpiece Theater series about a little boy and his awesome dog.

Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

In the French countryside, a large white dog roams from place to place, helping townspeople where she goes; but the ungrateful people think she is a menace and a threat, and seek to capture and kill her. Meanwhile, in a town near the Pyrenees Mountains that separate France from Spain, a young boy named Sebastian lives a life of loneliness. Left behind by his gypsy mother when he was just a baby, Sebastian has been raised since birth by an old man and a young woman; but even though he is surrounded by a loving family, Sebastian is picked on by the other children and longs to know his real parents. When the white dog arrives in Sebastian’s town, her and the boy happen upon each other and become fast friends. Sebastian names his newfound companion Belle and does his best to keep her safe, but ultimately the two must flee their home. With mountains and adventures ahead of them, Sebastian and Belle set forth to escape danger and find Sebastian’s mother.

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Classic older 20th century anime. These stories are about the great love and friendship between a young boy and his pet dog. 

Flanders no Inu Specials

Flanders no Inu Specials

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Minami no Niji no Lucy

Minami no Niji no Lucy

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The Dog of Flanders: My Patrasche

The Dog of Flanders: My Patrasche

In 19th century Belgium, in the Flanders countryside, lived a young boy with an artistic flair named Nello, and his faithful companion Patrash. Though poor in the physical sense, the two friends shared a rich life along with Alois, one of Nello's neighbors, and his grandfather, his last living relative. Though great sorrow and hardship looms closely in the future, one thing is for certain, the devotion and companionship of Nello and Patrash will never fade...

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Petting a Dog

Petting a Dog

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The Tibetan Dog

The Tibetan Dog

After the death of his mother, ten-year-old Tianjin moves from the city of Xi'an to rural Tibet to live with his estranged father, LaGeBa. But becoming accustomed to the strange customs, relentless wilderness, and bullying neighbors of his new home on the steppe proves more difficult than expected. Worse yet, the boy's father is absolutely devoted to his job as a doctor, and hardly pays any attention to his struggling son, instead demanding that he spend his days herding the family's flock of sheep. One day, while being ignored as usual by the sheep he's attempting to herd, Tianjin is attacked by an enormous bear, which is chased off in the nick of time by a mysterious golden dog. Though cautious by nature, the Tibetan Mastiff warms to the lonely boy, and the two develop an intense friendship.

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Hokori Inu no Hanashi

Hokori Inu no Hanashi

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Katri, Girl of the Meadows

Katri, Girl of the Meadows

Somewhere in the idyllic, World War 1-era Finnish countryside lives Katri, a poor yet happy and energetic young girl. With her father gone and mother working abroad, she lives and works in her grandparents' farm until, while she’s still just a child, unfortunate circumstances force her to go out on her own and make a living for herself. With the odds against her, Katri must rely on her quick wits, her charming nature and her trusty canine friend to help her find her place in the world.

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Perrine Monogatari

Perrine Monogatari

Perrine is a young girl who lives in Bosnia with her Indian mother and beloved father – that is, until her father passes away, leaving her mother with a single wish: travel to France to be with his father. The over 1,000 kilometer journey seems unfathomable, but Perrine and her mother have a plan: they will photograph people in the towns along the way to support themselves. With their hardy donkey Palikare and faithful dog Baron, the two set forth for Paris; along the way they encounter kind souls, barren villages, and a number of hardships; will Perrine and her mother survive the long journey to France?

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