Hana to Chou

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Synonyms: The Flower and the Butterfly
Japanese: 花と蝶


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1954
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Source: Original
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #127732
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Popularity: #13149
Members: 1,134
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An early color animation which uses the color to help tell the story. Three butterflies save a bird that falls out of it's nest during a rainstorm. The butterflies decide to ask the flowers for cover, but the red rose will only help the red butterfly since they are the same color.

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Feb 27, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Hana to Chou, or "The Flower and the Butterfly" by Noburou Oofuji is not just the first full colored Japanese animation on film, it also uses the idea of being able to distinguish colors on film as an integral part of its narrative structure. This was a technical leap in animated film making for the Japanese animation industry, since working with full color celluloid was still an expensive and difficult affair at the time in Japan. The story is about butterflies trying to seek protection from the storm from a flower, who only deigns a red butterfly suitable to save because of their colorful similarity. ...
May 2, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
Japanese Raw
Genres:art film, drama, musical
Special note First Color & Synchronized sound.

Speaks for its self. Good time ruined by a bad event. Friends staying loyal to the end. For me i kind that message to be kind. Especially seeing how today most people are very self strong. My parking space, my job, mine mine mine.

-Characters at the human ones resembles Japanese performers. Mostly because of the white makeup.

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