Skip to 7:53. Childhood = Ruined.
"Initially filmed as Koneko Monogatari (子猫物語 A Kitten's Story; alternate English title: The Adventures of Chatran) in Kitakyushu, Japan, the film was completely revamped, trimmed and westernized with added narration by Dudley Moore"
Well... I guess you learn something new everyday. Even if it is depressing.