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Princess Iron Fan (1941)

Tie shan gong zhu (original title)
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 ...
Wan Guchan ...
Chizuko Kanda ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Wan Laiming ...
Shuichi Makino ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Musei Tokugawa ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Dihuan Wan ...
Ichiro Yamano ...
(Japanese version) (voice)


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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Animation | Fantasy





Release Date:

1 January 1941 (China)  »

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Princess Iron Fan  »

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


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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Historicaaly Significant, But Not Great
26 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the DVD jacket states, this is the first full length animated film produced in China. That alone gives it historical significance, while the quality of the film is pretty good. The story has a lot of things going on. It concerns three travelers, a monkey, a pig face (thats the best I can do) and a human male as they try to travel west. They stumble onto the fiery mountain, where the fires can only be quelled if they obtain the iron fan from the local princess (hence the title). She is beautiful, of course, and does not wish to part with it. There are many great images here, but the story itself is not that compelling. Still, it is not very long, and the film, again, is a pioneering one, so I feel it should be watched.

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