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Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Mori wa Ikiteiru

Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Mori wa Ikiteiru

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Synonyms: Twelve Months, The Forest is Alive
Japanese: 森は生きている


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 15, 1980
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children
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Twelve Months is the story of an orphaned girl named Anya. When a spoiled princess, who is also orphaned, sees a picture of a Galanthus, she immediately wants one. However, the Galanthus only blooms in spring, in the month of April. It is New Year's Eve and there was no way that such a flower can be found in the middle of the winter. The princess offers a basket of gold to anyone who can bring her a bag of Galanthus.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi


Ito, Michihiro
Sound Director
Matsumoto, Kenji
Background Art
Yabuki, Kimio
Original Creator

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May 27, 2011
Mori wa Ikiteiru is an old movie about a light-hearted Russian fairy tale that all Disney-favored viewers will appreciate. It is nothing great in terms of production values but does the job done for a fairy tale. Realism is given on Russian buildings and uniforms and a few lighting effects draw the attention to where it should.

The story is about a poor girl living with her mean aunt and cousin in old Russia,. She is exploited to the fullest by doing shores even in the midst of snowstorms. It is Christmas Eve but most of the commoners are poor and hungry and don’t exactly feel read more
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This is also part of the World Children's Classics series along with the aforementioned adaptation of Swan Lake, so the art style will be similar or of the same high quality. Also, this is one of the most beautiful children's stories I've ever seen adapted.

Similar to World Masterpiece Theatre films (Anne of Green Gables/Heidi/et cetera) & Belle & Sebastian.  
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