Official Japanese Title : Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animal Panic Dattebayo!
English Translated Title : The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island!
Japanese Theatrical Release Date : August 5th, 2006
The third Naruto movie to be released in theaters was announced on August 6th, 2005 at the premiere of the second Naruto movie. This third movie, Naruto the Movie 3, opens on August 5th, 2006 in theaters across Japan and will feature many of the most popular characters from the series, with some new summer clothing. If this movie were to take place during the anime series timeline (which differs greatly from the manga series timeline) it would have taken place between part 1 and 2 of the series, after the Sasuke Retrieval Arc and sometime before the end of part 1 of the series.
It has been announced that this will be the very last Naruto movie in part 1 of the anime. As a promotional item, the first 100,000 Naruto fans to watch the movie at select theaters through-out the country will receive a high quality Naruto yo-yo (dubbed a Datteba yo-yo), with a picture of Naruto that when spun, special LED lights inside will light up, making it appear as a rasengan with colors that change while spinning.
Uzumaki Naruto, Hatake Kakashi, Haruno Sakura, and Rock Lee are sent to protect a prince during his trip around the world and see that he returns safely to his home in the Moon Country. The Moon Country happens to be really rich and as such the Prince tends to buy anything his heart desires. During his travels the Prince comes across a circus group that features a rare Sabre-toothed tiger that he just has to have, so he purchases the entire group. Suddenly a mission to protect the prince that hardly listens to anything said, turns into a mission to look after animals and a prince that doesn't listen to what they say, and in the end somehow get them all back safely to their home country. All the while there are three mysterious Ninja wielding some frightening jutsu waiting for them.