This is an animated version of Yanase Takashi's picture book featuring the friendship between a mother dog, Muku-muku, who lost her puppy, and the baby lion Buru-buru, who lost her mother. Although Tezuka Osamu planned to create an entire musical animated series for this story focused on the feelings of the mother dog and baby lion, this animated production was the only one never completed.
Executive Producer: Tezuka Osamu Original story, rendition and art: Yanase Takashi Production Chief: Tomioka Atsushi Assistant: Shimozaki Jun Planning Cooperation: Seihoku Production Original picture and motion: Akabori Kanji, Nakamura Kazuko, Ueguchi Teruto, Kanayama Akihiro, Matsuyama Maya, Watanabe Yoshiko, Uchiumi Takeo, Yamamori Hiroaki Background: Ato Nobuko, Nishimura Kuniko, Tanabe Megumi Tracing: Shimano Masako Coloring: Abe Mariko Brushing: Hashizume Tomoji Shooting: Mori Akihiko Editing: Matsuura Noriyoshi Film Developing: Toyo Developing Studio Song: Ishobe Toshi Lyrics: Yanase Takashi Arranged by: Terajima Naohiko Performed by: Terajima Naohiko and Rhythm Chansonett + Strings Vocals: Bony Jacks, Kuri Chiharu (Lullaby of Buru-buru) Sound: Tashiro Atsumi (TAC) Effects: Ishida Sound Group Recording: Tokyo Studio Center
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Released at Toho-affiliated theaters / 27 minutes / In color
Mushi Production Commercial Firm / March 21, 1970
The 24th Mainichi Film Competition 1970 / The 8th Ofuji Noburo Award
The 12th Children's Welfare and Cultural Promotion Award 1970