Suteneko Tora-chan

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Synonyms: Abandoned Cat Little Tora
Japanese: すて猫トラちゃん


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1947
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Source: Original
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 20 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #107032
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Popularity: #11535
Members: 1,730
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A family of cats find a homeless kitten and take him in to their home. But one of the siblings becomes jealous about the attention the new cat gets from her mother and runs away from home. The new member of the family goes looking for her. Can he bring her back home safely and get her to accept him as part of the family?


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Feb 12, 2021
Little Tora, The Abandoned Cat is the first in the trio of Tora-chan shorts and perhaps the one with the deepest and most memorable story. I think this particular short works as a great accompaniment to such works as Grave of the Fireflies or a feature film like Come and See.

The story is one about the consequences of the war and a reflection of how social order had collapsed due to the incredible calamity and casualties as a result of the unbridled total warfare. You had children losing parents on a large scale and being abandoned to rot on streets and in train stations and ...
Sep 19, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Little Tora is an interesting little animated series, by director, Kenzō Masaoka. Mr. Masaoka is cited as one of the earliest Japanese animation directors to use cell animation and sound. Because of his smooth-moving animation, for a time, he was referred to as the "Japanese Disney," and while certain productions have the same similarities to the classic Mickey Mouse animations; Tora-chan has a similar "je ne sais pas pourquoi" type of milieu as Max Fleischer's avant-garde animations.

⚠️ Each entry in the Little Tora franchise is ten to twenty minutes long, so I am unable to talk about them without spoiling pivotal parts of the plot ...
May 14, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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-Growing up has it's ups and downs for sure. From not getting what you want to getting a good grade. However, as you to grow up if you are fortunate enough you can see what you could not see. For in this anime a situation presented which changed how things worked as a family. Now, the family unknowingly had a certain cycle of path when this situation presented as not going away there was bound to be some ripples before the water became 'calm' again. A brilliant idea for an anime with the perfect audience, children. For not only was ...

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