Usagi to Kame

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Synonyms: The Hare and The Tortoise, The Tortoise and the Hare, Kyouiku Otogi Manga Usagi to Kame
Japanese: 兎と亀


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1924
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Source: Other
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.191 (scored by 897897 users)
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Ranked: #121412
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Popularity: #11862
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A retelling of the classic Aesop Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.

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Yamamoto, Zenjirou
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Mar 1, 2022
For me, Usagi to Kame was an absolute masterpiece, however for many Usagi to Kame falls short.

First off I should say that this story is based of the Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare and they did a great job recreating it.

Story: The Story is classic and amazing. It is about overcoming challenges.

Sound: N/A They had no sound.

Character: I loved the two characters. I especially love the hare. While many people might dislike him due to his cockiness, I like him for that. The hare was very "human" in sense and the director of film was able to bring that out well.

Enjoyment: I ...
Apr 25, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 6
English subtitled
art film

I am well aware of the classic tale of the bunny and the turtle. Those not familiar with the message behind it is to not underestimate your opponent. I like the childish song approach. Reminds me of Anything you can do I can do better song. While the story has an uplifting message the ending dialog was a bit snootiness and the animated art wasn't that better on that point.

-black and white production
-A tad too long of a delay on the animation for introduction.
Apr 4, 2017
A fun little animation of the Aesop fable. There's a few moments of excellent creativity in this short film, such as when the rabbit is shown rolling down the hill in one cut, or the raven's insults of the rabbit homing in on the rabbit's head.

However, overall the animation isn't particularly good. A lot of the motion isn't very smooth, and the tortoise's limb and neck movements in particular don't look very natural. The rabbit's face looks quite bizarre at times, too. Simply put, the animation here just doesn't measure up to most Western films, nor even to many other Japanese animation, from the ...

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