Nodoka Mori no Doubutsu Daisakusen

Back to the Forest

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Synonyms: Peter of Placid Forest
Japanese: のどか森の動物大作戦
English: Back to the Forest
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 1980
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Unknown
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 8 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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With Peter the fairy as chairman, the animals of Placid Forest gather in a meeting to discuss the villagers' plan to cut down all the trees in the forest. They decide to stage a protest in the hope of preserving the woods, but the greedy men will not listen to their warning. The animals are forced to carry out one final operation.

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Kuroda, Yoshio
Episode Director
Oohashi, Manabu
Key Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Character Design, Animation Director
Miller, Stephen
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Feb 9, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This has a similar premise to Pom Poko. That's why I watched it. I watched it to the end and enjoyed it just enough to be glad I watched it. I like how it has a forest full of animals, each with their own personalities specific to their species. It's very endearing. It's like getting a sneak preview as to what a forest of animals would be like if they could talk. You even get to see what domesticated animals are like in contrast, which is really interesting. Oh, and there's a faery of the forest, which appeals to me.

If that doesn't sound pretty interesting, ...
Jan 19, 2019
Basically, light-weight kid's fare, and nothing more. If you have someone under the age of seven, they might enjoy this. Otherwise, don't bother.

The people of the village need to earn a little dough to fix the church roof, and decide to cut down a few trees for that purpose. But then they realize they can cut down ALL the trees, and everyone can be rich! (Yeah, it's that level of thought and complexity that drive this plot - don't overthink it.)

The various animals of the forest try to prevent the humans from carrying ...

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