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Princess Iron Fan (1941)
"Tie shan gong zhu" (original title)

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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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Credited cast:
Wan Guchan ...
Chizuko Kanda ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Wan Laiming ...
Shuichi Makino ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Musei Tokugawa ...
(Japanese version) (voice)
Chaochen Wan ...
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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Release Date:

1 January 1941 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Tie shan gong zhu  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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Historically interesting, but it gets old fast
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first Chinese animated feature film and I must say the animation itself is impressive. The use of rotorscoping added more than it detracted from the movie, and lent a surreal quality to the atmosphere. The story was handled well enough that it makes me wish to seek out the picture's source material, Journey to the West, since the plot here only covers a fraction of the heroes' adventure.

My problem with Princess Iron Fan is that it feels more like an overlong short subject rather than a feature. While the slapstick routines are charming at first, they go on for much too long, making the eighty minute running time feel like an eternity. This one is more for animation geeks and fans of Chinese cinema than anybody else.

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