Where is Mama? 小蝌蚪找妈妈 (1960)

  • Animation, UK Premiere
  • 15min

UK Premiere

2K Remastered

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.

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Art Director

Te Wei

Assistant Director

Qian Jiajun

Composer

Wu Yingju

Additional Photography

You Yong

Additional Photography

Wang Shirong

Animator

Qian Jiajun

Language

Chinese

Subtitles

English

Country

China

Studio

Shanghai Animation Film Studio

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