(Alternate commentary-free version: This link will allow you to watch the trailers without audio commentary)
This episode from the Cartoon Brew TV Vault features three unique trailers from the “Golden Age” of anime.
First up, the 1974 Japanese animated Jack and The Beanstalk (Jack to Mame no Ki). With this film, anime veteran Gisaburo Sugii made the move from animating on artistically surreal, X-rated projects like Belladonna (Kanashimi no Belladonna, 1973) to directing family-friendly feature films like Jack. This movie was released in the U.S. in 1976 by Columbia Pictures, limiting its distribution to Saturday matinees. Jack lived on despite this, gaining its widest exposure on home video and in numerous showings on HBO. However, its greatest appeal to U.S. baby boomers is its all-star cast of voice actors including Speed Racer‘s Corrine Orr and Jack Grimes, and Astro Boy’s Billie Lou Watt and Ray Owens.