The Ugly duckling

Japan, 1970

Film
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Using toy like models of animals and birds, this film tells Hans Christian Anderson’s story of the hardships undergone by an ugly duckling until he finds himself a beautiful swan.

Credits

author

H.C. Andersen

director

Kazuhiko Watanabe

producer

Shigeki Ishikawa

Matsue Jimbo

Masaji Hara

production company

Gakken Company

Language

English

Duration

00:18:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29872

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Japan

Animation → Animation - Juvenile films

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - Japan

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Fairy tales

Literature → Fairy tales - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fairy tales

Short films

Short films → Short films - Japan

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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