Ari-chan, an ant child, finds a violin in a sand pit and steals it to play with it.
The Neighborhood Community (Tonari-gumi) was the smallest unit of population which was the national mobilization program established by the Japanese government during the World War II. This was to regulate rationing and thought control more efficiently.
Each unit was consisted from 5-10 households, and organized to help one another, also to keep eye on any suspicious behavior.
The same title song was made to promote this program, became a big hit in Japan with its cheerful melody.
A baby kangaroo's family and friends try to save him from a bad old wolf. Short film from 1940.
Adapted from the popular Chinese folk tale "Journey to the West," and produced by the Wan brothers in the midst of World War II, Princess Iron Fan is the first feature length animated film produced in China. We follow the Monkey King and his friends on their journey to the west. As they reach Fire Mountain they are unable to pass because of the fire but learn that a special iron fan can quench the flames. However, the fan belongs to Princess Iron Fan and she will not willingly lend it to them.