The Magic Paintbrush

China, 1983

Film
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A charming puppet animation based on a Chinese folk-tale. Ma Liang, the hero, is a poor peasant boy who loves to paint. One day a fairy gives him a magic paintbrush and he discovers that anything he paints will come to life. Ma Liang happily creates many things that the peasants desperately need until, one fateful day, a wicked landlord discovers his secret.

Credits

production company

Shanghai Film Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34026

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Animation

Animation → Animated films - China

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Puppet films

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - China

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

Betamax; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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