Three travelers needing to pass through a fiery mountain seek the magical fan of a princess, but she does not wish to part with it.

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Credited cast:
Wan Chaochen ...
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Wan Guchan ...
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Chizuko Kanda ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Wan Laiming ...
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Shuichi Makino ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Musei Tokugawa ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Dihuan Wan ...
(voice)
Ichiro Yamano ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
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Three travelers needing to pass through a fiery mountain seek the magical fan of a princess, but she does not wish to part with it.

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1 January 1941 (China)  »

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First full-length Chinese cartoon, which owed some of its success to its anti-Japanese tone. See more »

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When Princess Iron Fan first meets with Sun Wukong, she is wearing white pants. However when she first steps through the door there are several frames in which they are black. See more »

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Historically significant, but dated
22 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had to watch this because a) it was the first ever animated film made in China, and b) it's an adaptation of part of the classic JOURNEY TO THE WEST series of stories featuring the lovable 'Monkey' and his companions. PRINCESS IRON FAN is short and action packed, and surprisingly well animated for its time. You have to remember that in 1941 China was in the middle of being occupied by Japan, so it's amazing that they managed to make any films during those turbulent times.

The free-flowing animation in this film is one of the things that makes it so easy to watch. The source material is also delightful and the characters instantly recognisable. I was intrigued to see how the animation of the characters is clearly inspired by the look and feel of the early Mickey Mouse cartoons. Some of it is quite juvenile, but the most off-putting thing I found was the way that 90% of the dialogue is shouted, which makes this become tiresome very quickly.


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