Oyoge ya Oyoge


Swim, Monkey, Swim!

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Alternative Titles

English: Swim, Monkey, Swim!
Japanese: 泳げや泳げ

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1939
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Source: Original
Genre: SportsSports
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Ranked: #114632
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Popularity: #12249
Members: 655
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Synopsis

The animals are having a swimming contest. The strutting Saru-kun, a monkey, can't bring himself to admit that he cannot swim, and puts himself forward as a contestant. He dives right in, but immediately starts to sink. For some reason the bottom of the pool is littered with seaweed and coral, and a kappa, a type of water imp, also lives down there. Saru-kun fights with the kappa, and manages to seize the saucer off its head. The kappa agrees to let Saru-kun ride on his back while he swims, in exchange for the return of his saucer. Saru-kun then cruises right through the pool, looking for all the world like he is swimming under his own power, and wins the race successfully. But what happens in the end?

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Ikuo, Ooishi
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Feb 12, 2021
AlanDSouza1 (All reviews)
While other Ikuo Oishi works have drawn direct inspiration from the Disney movies from the time, "Swim! Monkey, Swim!" draws more inspiration from the live action films of Hollywood transitioning to the 40s. Talkies were beginning to gain traction, but the stalwarts like Charlie Chaplin were steadfast in their belief that silent films were here to stay and that talkies were a fashionable, but temporary trend in the cinematic experience. At that time, the debate against talkies did have some credible points when it came to on sight filming, with audio recording equipment having a low capture range and being extremely bulky and ill fit read more

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