Director Ikuo Oishi was a pioneer of Japanese animation who started his career with his 1924 interpretation 兎と亀 (usagi to kame “The Hare and the Tortoise”).
In 1933 he directed the classic UGOKIE-KO-RI-NO-TATEHIKI 動絵狐狸達引 (Fox and Asian Racoon Cheat on Each Other).
Oishi's film is important because it takes a conscious break away from the detailed representational style of the early works of Murata and Yamamoto into a more caricatural, simplified style.
The characters of this surreal story are apparently influenced by the Fleischer Brothers.

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