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Daisy, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)

Madangeul naon amtak (original title)
Leafie is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving a harrowing encounter with a one-eyed weasel and being rejected by the barnyard ... See full summary »


Seong-yun Oh (as Oh Sung-Yoon)


Seonmi Hwang (novel) (as Hwang Sunmi), Eun-Jeong Kim (screenplay) (as Eunjeong Kim) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Moon So-Ri ... Leafie - Ipssak (voice)
Seung-ho Yoo ... Greenie - Chorok (voice) (as Seung Ho Yoo)
Choi Min-sik ... Wanderer - Nagnae (voice)
Cheol-min Park ... Mayor - Dalsu (voice)
Sang-hyun Kim Sang-hyun Kim ... One-Eye (voice)
Sook-Kyeong Jeon Sook-Kyeong Jeon ... Jjaek (voice) (as Jeon Sook-Kyeong)
Sang Hyun Uhm ... Rooster (voice) (as Sang-hyeon Eom)
Seong-ung Sa Seong-ung Sa ... Red Head / Barnyard duck (voice)
Shin-Jeong Han Shin-Jeong Han ... Young Greenie / Barnyard duck (voice)
Ji-hye Kim Ji-hye Kim ... Mandarin / Garden hen (voice)
Beom-gi Hong Beom-gi Hong ... Bat / Gganjugi (voice)
Seung-won Seo Seung-won Seo ... Owl / General duck (voice)
Min-joo Kim Min-joo Kim ... Additional ducks and chickens (voice)
Seon-Kyeong Kim Seon-Kyeong Kim ... Additional ducks and chickens (voice)
Ah-rim Kim Ah-rim Kim ... Additional ducks and chickens (voice)


Leafie is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving a harrowing encounter with a one-eyed weasel and being rejected by the barnyard animals where she grew up, a chance encounter sees her becoming the guardian of a duckling. Despite the child being a duck, Leafie is willing to learn and make the sacrifices she needs in order to ensure the happiness of her son. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


Historically, South Korean animated movies performed dismally at the box office, but Leafie on the other hand managed to make 2.2 million tickets while recouping it's production budget in just four weeks, making it the highest grossing animated film in the country since A Story of Hong Gildong, which came out 44 years earlier. See more »


Despite the Weasel being a female character, in the English version of the film, after Wanderer/Wilson saves Leafie/Daisy, he tells her "You're best to stay away from him," implying that the weasel is a male. This is clearly false due to the weasel being shown to hunt to feed her young. See more »


Wanderer - Nagnae: When the baby is born, you can't stay here, go through the forest into the everglade
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Crazy Credits

You can see where the scrolling credits were edited on in the English version. See more »


Referenced in A Dog's Courage (2018) See more »


Gave It All
(English version)
Written and Performed by Daily Jane
Arrangement by Patrick Cannell
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The most touching animated movie I have ever seen
21 January 2012 | by totsnotfakeSee all my reviews

Anyone who ever had, or ever was a loving mother owes it to him or herself to watch this masterpiece of Korean animation.

This is definitely one of the most touching, poignant movie I've ever had the pleasure to see. It will hit straight into your heart and awoken feelings you forgot you could experience.

Everything from the vibrant art style, flawless animation, well structured narrative, good balance of humor and drama and brilliantly orchestrated score brings this movie to a state of perfection few other animated features have achieved before.

Little warning to parents: Leafie deals with some pretty heavy stuff. I mean, you should definitely go watch it with your older kids, but the younger ones should probably sit this one out. It was, after all, based on a book for preteens and contains scenes of violence (don't worry, nothing too graphic, and this is definitely NOT one of those hyper-violent mindless summer blockbuster) and some heavy emotional investment that might not be suitable to younger audiences.

In brief: I recommend Leafie heartily to everyone, it's a definitive must-watch, but be ready to cry a river.

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Release Date:

28 July 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Daisy, a Hen Into the Wild See more »

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Production Co:

Myung Films, Odolttogi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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