Tobacco to Hai

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Synonyms: Tobacco and Ashes, Cigarettes and Ashes, Tabako to Hai
Japanese: たばこと灰


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1965
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Other
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.401 (scored by 677677 users)
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Ranked: #119112
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Popularity: #12213
Members: 1,423
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In the summer of 2000 in Hollywood, Spielberg's Dreamworks Film Corp. made the film "Chicken Run" with Nick Park, the great master of clay-figure animation, and it became a big hit. A chicken was the main character, and the story unfolded like the masterpiece "The Great Escape." Thirty-five years ago, Mushi Production created an animated work in which a chicken was the main character and a rebellion between the rulers and the ruled eventually escalated into a great war. Despite the scale of the story, the film ran for only three minutes. The ability to depict the endless repetition of war in human history in just three minutes is a unique feature of short animation, relying on exaggeration and great imagination.



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Tezuka, Osamu
Tsukioka, Sadao
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May 13, 2020
At the time of me writing this, the score on this is 5.42 which is rather harsh. In an age when animation wasn't really part of mainstream culture, this short was made to illustrate the problem of war and power, and if you allow yourself some freedom of imagination, you can see that these chickens that produce eggs and profit for their master while receiving nothing in return but what is necessary for them to stay alive are in fact a good proxy for the working class. Ladies and gentleman, this is an early form of activist art, it might be a bit basic in ...
Oct 9, 2019
Overall: 1/10 would not watch if I had a time machine and could get my time back. This one's a pass guys. 1's all across the board for me. I couldn't find any entertainment or meaning in this.

I can only say this is bizarre and weird. I'm not sure what the intention was for this nor the intended audience. At first chickens are pitted against each other for unknown reasons.

I don't know if this was some sort of symbolism or what the intention was in creating this bizarre animation. I couldn't understand it at all. Maybe it's a profound concept that is over my head, ...

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