childhood favorite – John the Fearless (also, Anime Aladdin) now on Zippcast!

Hey guys. Here is a movie I’ve been meaning to upload for some time. It’s called John the Fearless (also sometimes called The Heroic Adventures of John the Fearless).

This is a European animated movie (possibly from either Belgium or else French-Canadian) that, as far as I know, is only available on home video from Celebrity’s Just for Kids, a company that no longer exists to my knowledge. The original version was in French and clips of it (under its original title, Jan Zonder Vrees) are up on Youtube, but the music is slightly different and I honestly think the English voices fit the characters better. The opening credits claim this is based on a book, but all my researches indicate that the book was never released in English (I would love to read it though!)

This upload is the entire VHS tape I own, meaning there’s some stuff before the actual movie, plus some trailers after the movie. Some of this bonus stuff is kinda silly and may be a little nostalgic if you grew up with this company.

One thing though…. if you’re one of those modern kids who demands everything be all anime and pretty-like, you’re going to be horrified by the art style and the way characters are drawn. But then, if you’re horrified, you’re probably a weenie.

So anyway.

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here

As for Anime Aladdin, you can find part one here and part two here.

Odd thing. In each case, Zippcast technically was supposed to allow me to upload them in one part, but for some reason I kept getting errors when I tried. That’s why they’re split.

I might have more personal news tomorrow, or else more fun stuff. We’ll see.