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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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A Forgotten Classic
19 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film in the 1960s on Kukla, Fran and Ollie's Children's Film Festival. I recall it being such a powerful message on the value of friendship and believing in yourself. The story revolves around a lonely and overweight boy (Oyama) who moves to a new city and a new school. He is disliked and teased almost from the start because of weight. Another boy (Komatsu) befriends him despite what the others think, and he begins to effect the way the others and even Oyama sees himself. A few years ago I purchased the video online and watched it again. It was as good as I remembered and I have shown the film to many of my elementary students. I highly recommend this movie!


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