Bara no Hana to Joe

Bara no Hana to Joe
バラの花とジョー (Bara no Hana to Joe)
Type: movie
Genres: Kids, Drama
Start Date: 1977-03-01
End Date: 1977-03-01
Episodes: 1
Episode Length: 20 min
Total Length: 20 min
Age Rating: PG - Children
It's a Sanrio picture that feels partly like an anime art film and partly like a Warner Bros. cartoon. The film features some very creative imagery, a groovy 70's jazz score, and very little spoken dialogue. It's a story about a dog named Joe that falls in love with a rose and protects it from a mean spirited crow. There's some energetic Fritz Freeling style action. There's also some unexpectedly grim tragedy, not including the anticipated outcome, which does occur as expected. (Source: