When the Frog King announces that the amphibian who wins the most Froglympics’ medals will marry his daughter, the Frog Princess runs away. Dressed as…
Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2014
In this adaptation of a 10th-century Japanese folktale, an elderly woodcutter discovers a tiny, doll-like girl inside a shining stalk of bamboo. He takes her home to his wife and in her arms the girl suddenly transforms into a normal-sized baby. She lives with the couple and plays with local children, who call her Little Bamboo because she grows so fast. When a treasure of gold is discovered in the same bamboo grove, the woodcutter is convinced that the child is a princess, and must be raised accordingly. From the countryside to the grand capital city, she beguiles all who encounter her, including five noble suitors.
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