MOMOTARO, UMI NO SHINPEI
Directed by : Mitsuyo SEO
Year of production : 1945 Length : 74 minutes
A propaganda animated feature film made during WWII with the funding by the Ministry of Navy. Based on the story of a typical Japanese fairy-tale, Momotaro, here depicted the activity of the Imperial Navy by comparing Momotaro with his follower animals to the Japanese Navy. The film was released in 1945, during the wartime Japan and has influenced the countless next-generation animators.