Kumo to Tulip


The Spider and the Tulip

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kumo to Chuurippu
Japanese: くもとちゅうりっぷ
English: The Spider and the Tulip
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1943
Producers: Shochiku
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Picture book
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Ranked: #107452
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Popularity: #10091
Members: 2,121
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Synopsis

A spider attempts to lure a ladybug into his web. When she manages to escape and hide in a tulip, a storm comes that batters the spider, while the ladybug remains safe.

Background

Kumo to Tulip is based on a fairy tale of the same name created by writer Michiko Yokoyama (1895–1986), the original of which was compiled as part of the 1939 book Yoiko Tsuyoiko illustrated by Youko Tooyama (1904–1958).

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Staff

Masaoka, Kenzou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Director of Photography
Kumaki, Kiichirou
Planning
Kumakawa, Masao
In-Between Animation


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Feb 12, 2021
I see a lot of comments of the spider being blatant black face. But given the pre-occupation timing of the art piece, I'm hesitant to label the tag onto this short. Is there any evidence that it indeed was an attempt at racial fear mongering? The parallels are certainly there to see, but I am reluctant to ascribe intent to a work of a time period I am not familiar with intimately.

However the racist stereotypical parallels are just too blatant to ignore. The spider is the literal definition of the "coon caricature" at work. The awkward contrast of the anthropomorphized ladybug having a typical Japanese ...

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Poll: Kumo to Tulip Episode 1 Discussion
Jodyqt - Apr 26, 2014
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