Birthday Boy

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 축생일

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2004
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.931 (scored by 778778 users)
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Ranked: #81982
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Popularity: #9126
Members: 1,570
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

Korean War, 1951. Little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the doorstep and, thinking it is a birthday present, he opens it. But its contents will change his life.

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Aug 19, 2019
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
The alternative title says Japanese, but that is clearly Korean.

Birthday Boy is a short CGI film about an innocent little boy spending a day in wartime Korea. He enjoys things such as scavenging a downed fighter plane, using a train to help flatten bits of metal, and pretending to be in a firefight. Then he gets a package. While he doesn’t really understand what its contents mean, the audience does.

I actually liked this one and I think a lot of that had to do with how it felt like this actually happened to the creator. It never really beats you over read more
Mar 9, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate 3
English Subtitles
Borderline of an art film rather than anime.
genres: action/slight comedy
A bad name choice for this flick. I am guessing it was called that based on a single action taken but that could have easily been taken regardless.

Story
Simple and bland. For a child this entertainment is perfect mostly. A simple method for boredom. Adult wise we demand sauce of some kind. Food is fine plain but that added topping can be tasty. Questions that come to mind are answered.

art
computer generation. Animations were done well. Matched the plot.

Sound
Background sound blended well. Not much in terms of vocals.

Character
visual based not informative on background of characters. read more
Apr 29, 2009
Tehkino (All reviews)
Preliminary
During the 1950s, there was a fierce war being fought on the soil of Korea. Machine guns being fired, bombs going off, and tanks, well, doing what tanks do best: blowing stuff up. While reading that is enough to get any war maniac excited, Birthday Boy takes you on a journey through another side of war. A side that hardly ever comes to mind when you hear the word "war".

Birthday Boy starts off by showing us a young boy scavenging through a shot down fighter jet's cockpit. As he leaves the body of the war machine, we learn that the war has already left its read more

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