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Princess Iron Fan (1941)

Tie shan gong zhu (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Fantasy | 1 January 1941 (China)
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.


Wan Laiming, Guchan Wan




Credited cast:
Wan Chaochen Wan Chaochen ... (voice)
Chizuko Kanda Chizuko Kanda ... (Japanese version) (voice)
Wan Laiming Wan Laiming ... (voice)
Shuichi Makino Shuichi Makino ... (Japanese version) (voice)
Musei Tokugawa Musei Tokugawa ... (Japanese version) (voice)
Dihuan Wan Dihuan Wan ... (voice)
Guchan Wan Guchan Wan ... (voice)
Ichiro Yamano 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


Not Rated

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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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Hello, China!
11 August 2018 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I seriously think this is the only Chinese movie I've ever seen that wasn't a martial arts film. Why do I keep seeing Chinese films recently? Anyway, it's the first animated Chinese film. Then again, I can't think of any others at all. This was based on "Journey To The West" which I've heard of a lot, but don't really know what it's about. I was surprised at how surreal the story was.

It features a shapeshifting monkey, pig, and man who try to get a magic fan from the title princess. It's always great to learn about other cultures. This is another animated film debut made during World War II, but unlike "Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors", it wasn't a propaganda film. The Japanese certainly saw it though. The animation does look weak many times, but that can be forgiven. With over a billion people, you should know about them. ***

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1 January 1941 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Prinzessin mit dem Eisenf√§cher See more »

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1.37 : 1
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