Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights

Nobita's Dorabian Nights
Directed by Tsutomu Shibayama
Starring Nobuyo Ōyama
Noriko Ohara
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Cinematography Akio Saitô
Edited by Kazuo Inoue
Yuko Watase
Distributed by Toho
Release dates
  • 9 March 1991 (1991-03-09) (Japan)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office ¥1.80 billion[1]
($18 million)

Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights[2] (ドラえもん のび太のドラビアンナイト Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night) is a feature-length Doraemon film which premiered on 9 March 1991.


Nobita Nobi and Doraemon experience the tale of Sinbad the Sailor of the Arabian Nights fame firsthand using a storybook gadget, but Nobita becomes bored by just watching it from afar. He tries to invite Shizuka Minamoto to enter the storybooks of other tales and accidentally brings Takeshi "Gian" Goda and Suneo Honekawa along. Gian and Suneo mess up the storybooks to create a "fresh" tale, which causes Nobita and Shizuka to experience a mishmash of various tales that Shizuka dislikes. Attempting to leave, she is knocked out by Sinbad's magic carpet and falls into the desert.

The next day, Doraemon realizes that Shizuka has gone missing and stages a rescue mission by going to 8th century Baghdad, during the reign of caliph Harun al-Rashid, after receiving a confirmation from the future that the world of the Arabian Nights does indeed coincide with the 8th century Abbasid Caliphate. Posing as foreign traders and servants, Nobita, Doraemon, Gian, and Suneo are rescued from Cassim and his bandits by the caliph himself, who gives a permit that allows them to travel from the port of Basra. Initially, the four are accompanied by Mikujin, a guide genie, but the latter goes upset when they insult him due to his incompetency and leaves. After purchasing a ship, however, the group are double-crossed by the trader, who reveals himself to be Cassim, and are thrown overboard.

Waking up on the shore of the Arabian Desert, the four are forced to walk through it because Doraemon's pocket is lost during the storm that also crashed Cassim's ship. However, they are rescued by a gigantic genie commandeered by Sinbad, who reigns over a marvelous city in the desert presented by an anonymous time traveler from the future. With his magical gadgets, Sinbad helps the four rescue Shizuka from a bandit named Abdil. Vowing revenge, Abdil meets with Cassim and his two minions to search for the lost city. It is then revealed that Abdil was the only visitor to Sinbad's city who remembers its location, because when Sinbad urged him to drink a memory potion after the visit, he spewed it away.

After arriving, Abdil and Cassim swiftly take the city from Sinbad, whom they expel. Mikujin returns and helps the group with Doraemon's pocket, which he recovered after the storm. The group eventually manage to defeat Abdil and Cassim and retake the city. Despite Sinbad's offer for them to remain by not erasing their memories with the memory potion, Nobita and his friends bid him farewell before returning to the present day.


Character Voice
Doraemon Nobuyo Oyama
Nobita Nobi Noriko Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto Michiko Nomura
Suneo Honekawa Kaneta Kimotsuki
Gian (Takeshi Goda) Kazuya Tatekabe
Nobita's mother Sachiko Chijimatsu
Shizuka's mother Masako Matsubara
Suneo's mother Mari Yokoo
Sindbad the Sailor Osamu Saka
Mikujin Minori Matsushima
Cassim Osamu Kato
Minions Reizo Nomoto
Takashi Taguchi
Abdil Seizo Katou
Soldier Shozo Iizuka
Harun al-Rashid Jun Hazumi
Genie of the Lamp Teiyu Ichiryusai
Genie of the Bottle Daisuke Gouri
Q-tarō Fusako Amachi
Young Sindbad Hirohiko Kakegawa
Jack Hiroko Emori
Fairy Yoshino Takamori
Witch Kyoko Yamada
Merchants Masayuki Sato
Koichi Hashimoto
Ryoichi Tanaka


  1. Jaeger, Eren. "Past Doraemon Films". Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. English translation as shown on an official website for the 25th anniversary of the movie franchise.

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