English Title: Legend of the White SerpentHakuja Den (Legend of the White Serpent, Tale of the White Serpent) (1958) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Traditional Animation
- Tôei Dôga
- Cartoon Characters: Painyan, Syusyen, Xu-Xian, Bai-Niang, Xiao Chin, Fa Hai, Panda, Mimi.
- Voice Actors: Mariko Miyagi, Hisaya Morishige, Marvin Miller.
- Directed By Kazuhiko Okabe, Taiji Yabushita.
- Produced By Hiroshi Ôkawa, Hideyuki Takahashi, Sanae Yamamoto.
- Animated By Yasuo Otsuka, Yusaku Sakamoto, Kazuko Nakamura, Reiko Okuyama, Taku Sugiyama, Gisaburo Sugii.
- Written By Shin Uehara, Taiji Yabushita, Seiichi Yashiro.
- Music: Tadashi Kinoshita, Masayoshi Ikeda, Sô Kaburagi.
- Editor: Shintarô Miyamoto.
- Originally Released on September 03, 1958.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 78 minutes.
A boy, Xu-Xian, falls in love with a beautiful girl, Bai-Niang, who is the incarnation of the white snake- imbued with magical powers- that he had as a child. Their love is strong, but interfereed by the misguided efforts of wizard Fa Hai, who believes Bai-Niang... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
"Hakujaden" and "Hakuja-den."
"Legend of the White Serpent," "Tale of the White Serpent," "Panda and the Magic Serpent," "The White Snake Enchantress."
Released in the United States in July 1961. This and "Saiyu-ki" were the first two Japanese theatrical animated features distributed in America. Despite being honored at the Venice Children's Film Festival in 1959, however, it made little impact... (more)
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