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Skinny and Fatty (1958)

Chibideka monogatari (original title)
Two young Japanese schoolboys, one skinny and poor, one fat and well-to-do, become unlikely friends.

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Y. Kataoka ...
Oyama
H. Sha ...
Komatsu
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A poignant children's film about Oyama, a new kid in school, who is teased for being fat until Komatsu shows him that he has to believe in himself. Komatsu's attempt to help Oyama master the rope climb in gym class is particularly memorable. Quite popular in the United States due to repeated showings on The CBS Children's Film Festival in the 1960s and 70s. Written by kfo@ultinet.net

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Drama | Family

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April 1965 (USA)  »

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Remade as Chibideka monogatari (1978) See more »

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4 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I remember correctly, The CBS Children's Film Festival aired on Saturdays at noon in Chicago during the 1960s. Of all the movies that must have been aired, the only film I recall is "Skinny and Fatty."

Over 40 years later, I still have visual memories of "Skinny and Fatty." It was interesting to view Japanese schools and residences and to get a tiny glimpse of life in Japan.

I also have physical memories. When I think of the film, a wave of nostalgia rushes in, tears come to my eyes, and I feel a slight heartache. For me, the film was beautifully sad yet beautifully triumphant.

I would recommend "Skinny and Fatty" to all as a great family film.


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