A Deer of Nine Colors and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

March 28

A Deer of Nine Colors (1981), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 30 minutes.
Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 65 minutes.

This week we are screening two animated films from the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. In “A Deer of Nine Colors”, a magical deer helps lost travelers and forest animals but is betrayed when a greedy king insists on hunting the deer for her skin. In “Nezha Conquers the Dragon King”, Nezha, a boy born from a lotus blossom, brings the wrath of the dragon kings when he kills the son of one while trying to save a young girl. As the dragon kings begin to hurt others to get back at Nezha, he decides that he must fight them alone to end their feud.

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