Kuma ni Kuwarenu Otoko

The Bear Dodger

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Japanese: 熊に喰われぬ男
English: The Bear Dodger
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1948
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Source: Original
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Morality tale, musical, involving two boys who find themselves being pursued by bears in the forest. Short film from 1948.


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Aug 15, 2020
My main issue with this short film from 1948 is how terrible it looks. Yes, it is from the 1940s, but films such as Tora-Chan from the previous year, Ari-chan from 1941 or Ahiru Rikusentai from 1940 all have much better, smoother and more expressive animation - and that’s not even mentioning the nicer-looking animations made in the 30s and 20s. This film’s animation is straight-up bad for its time, which is not helped by the genuinely unpleasant, grotesque character designs. The falling leaves are at least nicely animated.

The story is not without its merits, with a couple of funny moments with the bear chasing ...
May 31, 2023
The Bear Dodger (Kuma ni Kuwarenu Otoko) [1948]
a whimsical and moral-filled short film where a mischievous villager's encounter with a baby bear sets off a chain of events, leading to a comical chase through the forest and a lesson in friendship.

It is worth watching for historical purposes, and maybe a few nice animation moments to learn from, but not something I'd recommend to people.

Nothing looks floaty. The walk cycles are well done. The falling cherry blossoms look nice. The weird-headed guy walking up the path at 1:09 is an impressive 3D animated scene. The bears look more like a man-bear-pig than a bear.

Sound Design:
Solid. I ...

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