Hakuja Den (Legend of the White Serpent, Tale of the White Serpent) (1958) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

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Hakuja Den

English Title: Legend of the White Serpent

Hakuja Den (Legend of the White Serpent, Tale of the White Serpent) (1958) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Hakuja Den

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Traditional Animation
  • Tei Dga
  • 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 kawa, Hideyuki Takahashi, Sanae Yamamoto.
  • Animated By Yasuo Otsuka, Yusaku Sakamoto, Kazuko Nakamura, Reiko Okuyama, Taku Sugiyama, Gisaburo Sugii.
  • Music: Tadashi Kinoshita, Masayoshi Ikeda, S Kaburagi.
  • Editor: Shintar Miyamoto.
  • Originally Released on September 03, 1958.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 78 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan

Cartoon Summary:

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)

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Alternate Titles:

"Hakujaden" and "Hakuja-den."

English Titles:

"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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