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Night on the Galactic Railroad

Alter titles:
Ночь на Галактической железной дороге
Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru
A Night on the Milky Way Railroad
銀河鉄道の夜
Type: Movie (1 episodes), 107 min
Aired: 13 July, 1985
finished airing
Genres: Drama
Fantasy
Psychological
Studio: Group TAC
Rating: 7.79
Weighed: 7.96 (25 votes)
Grabbed by: 49
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Summary:

Based on a short story by the popular children's writer Kenji Miyazawa, Galactic Railroad offers viewers a slow-paced, dreamlike journey through space and time. When Giovanni, a lonely boy in a hill town, goes to get milk for his ailing mother, he finds himself crossing the Milky Way on a faster-than-light steam railroad. The stations he visits in various constellations, like the planets explored by St. Exupery's Little Prince, offer curious adventures and an assortment of human "types." Reality and fantasy blur aboard the train, and its travels across the light-years sometimes suggests the journey through life. The characters as depicted as cats, presumably to avoid the problems of animating humans.

Source: amazon.com

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