Arichan the Ant

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Japanese: アリチャン
English: Arichan the Ant
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1941
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Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 11 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.291 (scored by 558558 users)
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Ranked: #123112
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Popularity: #13415
Members: 1,039
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Ari-chan, an ant child, finds a violin in a sand pit and steals it to play with it.


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Seo, Mitsuyo


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May 2, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
English Subtitled in the opening credits only. No use of words or spoken audio is done in this film.
Note:This animation is the first to use a Multi plane camera. If you are like me and have no idea what i am talking about i will explain it. In other words consider a picture you took from your phone let's say of a selfie. That would be one plane. Inside that picture are objects that are at multiple distances such as the background is most likely farther than your face form the camera. What the Mutli plane camera did was used glass that same ...
Aug 21, 2020
Mixed Feelings
so this is not a ordinary anime from now days as someone would have imagined this anime is a really good example of the anime aired in the mid 30s to 40s . First of all the anime intrudes the main character (an ant) with a old classic melody in the background witch goes along with the show .That being said the nice melodic sound playing can easily represent the whole music era back in the day .Before ending the review i want to specify that scoring this anime is really hard as it is one of the first times i have ever seen an ...
Feb 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Ari-chan the Ant is well preserved and well remastered for modern viewing thanks to the work of the Japanese Film Archives who have graciously made the film available to the public for free. The story is a simple moralistic tale about the pitfalls of theft. Ari-chan, the ant in question goes through an epic adventure upon chancing on a violin that they nonchalantly pick up. After following an orchestra of insects deeply reveling in music, Ari-chan realizes that the object they grabbed might be dear to its owner and promptly returns it after a life threatening experience thanks to a giant hand (belong to ...

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