The Kindly Lion
Studio: Mushi Production Release Date : March 21, 1970
  1. General Info

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Associated Studios

Seihoku Production / Toyo Laboratory / Glovision / Group TAC

Synopsis

A rabbit brings together Buru-buru, a lion cub who has lost his mother, and Muku-muku, a dog who has lost her puppy; the two grow a very close bond, and to Muku-muku, although Buru-buru grows up to be a lion, in their hearts they are the same. One day, Buru-buru is taken away to the circus, much to Muku-muku's great sadness; there, he is a popular attraction, performing the canine tricks he learned from Muku-muku, but he has forgotten the words he was taught. One night, though, Buru-buru seems to faintly hear the lullaby Muku-muku used to sing to him; with his memories rushing back to him, he breaks out of his cage in a frenzied rage and runs away from the circus, causing an uproar throughout the town and bringing the police after him. Just as he reunites with a very old Muku-muku in the woods, he is shot down; nevertheless, his spirit continues to run on all the way up to Heaven.

Awards

Won the 1969 Noburo Ofuji Award for Best Japanese Animation

Video Information

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Original Language: Japanese
Original Country: Japan

Reviews and Comments

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I've written a series of articles on the wonderful color styling in this film. See here! https://toadetteiad.wordpress.com/tag/the-kindly-lion/
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      Sources

      Takashi Yanase: Original Story
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      Atsushi "Arthur" Tomioka: Production Supervisor
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      Jun Shimozaki: Production Assistant
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      Mikiharu "Kanji" Akabori: Animator
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      Kazuko Nakamura: Animator
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      Teruto Kamiguchi: Animator
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      Akihiro Kanayama: Animator
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      Maya Matsuyama: Animator
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      Yoshiko Watanabe: Animator
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      Takeo Uchiumi: Animator
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      Hiroaki Yamamori: Animator
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      Nobuko Ato: Backgrounds
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      Kuniko Nishimura: Backgrounds
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      Megumi Tanabe: Backgrounds
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      Masako Shimano: Ink
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      Mariko Abe: Coloring
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      Tomoji Hashizume: Brushing
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      Akihiko Mori: Photography
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      Noriyoshi Matsuura: Editor
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      Takashi Yanase: Lyrics
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      Toshi Isobe: Music
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      Naohiko Terashima: Musical Arrangement
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      Bonny Jacks: Singer
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      Chiharu Kuri: Singer
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      Sachiko Chijimatsu: Voices
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      Mika Kanai: Voices
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      Atsumi Tashiro: Sound
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      Itsuko Motoyoshi: Sound
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      Hideyasu Iizuka: Sound Mixing
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      Hiroo Inui: Sound Producer
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      Takashi Yanase: Director
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      Osamu Tezuka: Executive Producer
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