Part of a curated section, “Shanghai Animation Film Studio Retro”.
Where is Mama? is a short Chinese animated film produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1960, under the artistic guidance of Te Wei. The narrated film describes the adventures and misadventures of a group of tadpoles in search of their mother. It is one of Te Wei’s first attempts to break away from Western-style animation and aim for a painterly style, influenced by Qi Baishi and more in keeping with native Chinese aesthetic sensibilities. Because of its simple story line and repetitive script, it is ideal for children who are beginning their study of the Chinese language.
Shanghai Animation Film Studio