Yasashii Lion

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Synonyms: The Kindly Lion, The Gentle Lion
Japanese: やさしいライオン


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 21, 1970
Producers: Mushi Production
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Picture book
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #116352
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Popularity: #13330
Members: 1,014
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This is an animated version of Yanase Takashi's picture book featuring the friendship between a mother dog, Muku-muku, who lost her puppy, and the baby lion Buru-buru, who lost her mother. Although Tezuka Osamu planned to create an entire musical animated series for this story focused on the feelings of the mother dog and baby lion, this animated production was the only one never completed.

(Source: Official Tezuka site)


Winner of the Oufuji Noburou Award.

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Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Executive Producer
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Yanase, Takashi
Original Creator
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Dec 16, 2018
Mixed Feelings
A single episode story, a tale aimed at young children about an orphaned lion cub (Buru-Buru) that is adopted by a motherly dog (Muku-Muku). She raises him up to be kind and strong, even though he is different from her. (Moral: It doesn't matter how you look on the outside, what matters is what you are on the inside.) And then the problems Buru-Buru encounters as he grows up.

Simple child-friendly drawings, simple animation with minimalist backgrounds, and a kindly narrator with child that will speak a few sentences of the story, followed by a minute or two ...

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