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    Little Tora: The Abandoned Cat (1947)

    Filed under: animation, , ,

    Producer(s): Nihon Doga and Toho Kyoiku Eiga

    Kenzō Masaoka

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    "Masaoka was one of the first Japanese animators, who also trained and guided artists who would move on to become the next generation of animators. Masaoka is credited with creating the earliest anime using cel animation and recorded sound. He has als..."

    Masahiko Satoh

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    "Born in Tokyo in 1941, Masahiko Satoh is a pianist whose career has spanned six decades and over a hundred albums. His style is known for blending influences from American jazz with traditional Japanese music. Satoh's interest in music began at the ..."

    Ōten Shimokawa

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    "Ōten Shimokawa was one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, who is believed to have produced the very first “true” anime film.Shimokawa was born in Maiyakojima Prefecture in 1892, though moved to Tokyo when we was 9. He began his working life..."

    Panda! Go, Panda!

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Producer(s): Shunzo Kato

    Release Date: 17/09/1972

    "While her grandmother is out of town, Mimiko, a young orphan, befriends a giant panda bear and his son."