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Tie Shan Gongzhu

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Synonyms: Saiyuki: Tessen Koushu no Maki, Princess Iron Fan
Japanese: 鐵扇公主


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 1941
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Source: Other
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.671 (scored by 213 users)
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Ranked: #93052
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Adapted from the popular Chinese folk tale "Journey to the West," and produced by the Wan brothers in the midst of World War II, Princess Iron Fan is the first feature length animated film produced in China. We follow the Monkey King and his friends on their journey to the west. As they reach Fire Mountain they are unable to pass because of the fire but learn that a special iron fan can quench the flames. However, the fan belongs to Princess Iron Fan and she will not willingly lend it to them.

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Mar 14, 2019
Assthete (All reviews)
When adapting a simple tale, all you can fuck up with is, well, the adaptation. The reason why Snow White is so acclaimed and memorable isn't because of its ingenious storytelling, but rather its audiovisual timelessness. By displaying so much prowess, it stood the test of time quite effortlessly. The same cannot be said about Wan Brothers' attempt to make animation on pair with Disney's high quality standards.

Tie Shan Gongzhu is fluid with passable backgrounds... and as far as presentation goes that is pretty much it. On the negative side however, everything is kinda messed up. The positioning of cels is inconsistent throughout, the read more
May 19, 2012
jonahthefurious (All reviews)
After seeing Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937, the Wan Brothers in China were inspired to created their own feature-length film in 1941. Princess Iron Fan was the result, China's first feature-length animated film.

STORY - 7/10
Based off of the Journey to the West from the sixteenth century, it follows the Buddhist priest Tripitaka and his three bodyguards Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy as they come across a cruel buffalo-headed king who controls a mountain of fire and his wife who has the only item that will allow them to pass - a magic iron fan. Monkey has to defeat the princess in read more


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