Horus, Prince of the Sun tells the tale of a brave young boy who pulls a blade out from a centuries-old rock giant, only to discover that it is the Sword of the Sun. If re-forged, the sword`s destiny will transform the boy into the Prince of the Sun. Urged by his father, Horus and his pet bear Coro travel to his ancestral village; along the way, he helps a village whose residents are besieged by Frost King Grunwald. The villagers feel threatened when he befriends Hilda, a beautiful girl whose haunting songs conceal a dark secret. The debut feature of master animator Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies).