Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wan Brothers

鐵扇公主 - Princess Iron Fan (1941): China's first feature length animated film, directed and produced by the Wan Brothers in Shanghai under Japanese occupation.

[Its influences were far-reaching; it was swiftly exported to wartime Japan (in 1942), inspiring the 16-year-old Tezuka Osamu to become a comics artist and prompting the Japanese Navy to commission Japan's own first feature-length animated film, 1945's Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (the earlier filmMomotaro's Sea Eagles is three minutes shy of being feature-length).]

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