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|Title (English)||3000 Leagues in search of Mother|
|Title (Japanese)||haha wo tazunete sanzen ri||Advertising|
|Notes||a.k.a. "Marco", "From the Apennines to the Andes".
Creator(s): Edmondo de Amicis (Cuore)
A title in Fuji TV & Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater (meisaku)TV anime series of adaptations of classic children's books.
|Synopsis|| At a time when many Italians emigrated in search of work, Marco's mother, a trained nurse, travels to Argentina in search of work. When her letters cease two years later, Marco goes in search of her. In Genova Marco meets a travelling entertainer and his family.
|Review||The images are from the Japanese movie version, which is cut from the TV series. The TV series has also been broadcast in Europe.
Dramatically, this seems one of the more satisfying of the WMT series, with a strong narrative. Visually, I found that the series is let down by the crude character designs. The lavish background paintings are much more in keeping with the ambitions of the narrative. (BTW. the Japanese dialogue of the movie is fairly easy to follow if you are learning that language.)
Peppino & family | Ship | Railway
|Credits||Series Director: Isao Takahata
Character Designer: Yoichi Otabe Data from Ben Ettinger
|Release||Jap:DVD, Jap:VHS, Jap:LD, It:TV|
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Date||1976 January 4 - 1976 December 26|
|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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