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Doggie March

Story

  • This is the third collaboration between Tezuka Osamu and Toei Animation Studio, dealing with a typical Japanese story following Chinese and Western stories. Tezuka Osamu was in charge of the original story and story line. However, here again, Tezuka Osamu and Toei Animation Studio had different opinions. Although Tezuka Osamu had already started working on a storyboard under the title of "Chushingura of the Forest," the general framework for the production was subsequently changed, and the completed work reflected only few of his ideas. Although it is entitled "Chushingura," the 46 dogs do not fight against the enemy of their master. The homeless dog Rock instead swears to take to revenge on the tiger named Killer in the zoo, who had killed his mother. The dogs in town, troubled by the atrocities of Killer, join forces to support Rock. Changing the target of revenge to the murderer of the main character's mother made it easier for kids to empathize with the character. Another reason for the change may have been Tezuka Osamu's strong desire to avoid any association of the concept of fighting for one's lord with fighting for one's country, a reflection of his war experiences.
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Preview

Characters

  • Rock Rock's mother Shiro the rabbit Rabi the squirrel Rima the tiger Killer
    the fox Akamimi Goro Karo the raccoon dog Nukita Ron
    Lighthouse girl        

STAFF

  • Executive Producer: Okawa Hiroshi
    Planning: Yoshida Noboru, Daibo Goro, and Iijima Kei
    Original Story, Story line: Tezuka Osamu
    Screenplay: Iijima Kei, Shirakawa Daisaku
    Rendition: Shirakawa Daisaku
    Supervision: Yamamoto Sanae, Yabushita Yasushi
    Art: Toriizuka Seiichi, Numai Hajime
    Animation Director: Daikuhara Akira
    Original pictures: Kumakawa Masao, Kusube Daikichiro, Mori Koji, Kita Masatake, Katsui Chikao, Hikone Norio, Okuyama Reiko, Odabe Yoichi
    Motion: Ikuno Tetsuta, Ai Noboru, Katsuta Mineo, Fukushima Nobuyuki, Kobayashi Kazuko, Saito Satoshi, Kozai Takao, Mori Hideki, Kanayama Michihiro
    Tracing: Shindo Mitsuko, Kariya Sadako, and Yuzawa Kayoko
    Coloring: Aoki Eiko, Sekiguchi Masako, and Iwata Michiko
    Special Finish: Fujii Takeshi
    Finishing Checker: Kosada Yutaka
    Color Scheme: Urata Mataji
    Background: Chiba Hideo, Katakura Kazuko, Yamazaki Makoto, and Ito Eiji
    Title Design: Tamao Gei
    Rendition Assistant: Ikeda Hiroshi, Yamamoto Hiromi
    Shooting: Sugiyama Kenji, Yoshimura Jiro
    Recording: Mori Takeshi, Ishii Yukio
    Editing: Inaba Ikuzo
    Effects: Mori Keiji
    Recording: Sugawara Setsuyo
    Production Manager: Ueno Hisao
    Music: Watanabe Urato
    Theme Songs:
    "Wan-Wan March": Lyrics by Saeki Takao, music by Nakamura Hachidai, vocals by Duke Aces
    "Wan-Wan Lullaby": Lyrics by Saeki Takao, idov by Watanabe Urato, vocals by Matsuo Kazuko

Descriptions

  • (c) Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

    Released at Toei affiliated theaters / 81 minutes / In color, Toei Scope
    Toei Animation Studio / December 21, 1963


    Winner of the Odella de Blond Award at the Venice International Children's Film Festival

Episodes

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Manga

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