Mogu and Perol

Synopsis

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! Whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal. One day Perol finds a very tasty looking Brrrr-berry that Mogu was about to pick. Perol doesn’t wait for a second to taste the berry which brings about an unexpected quarrel between the two.

Review

5/5
A delightful stop-motion animation about friendship.
Written and directed by Tsuneo Goda, ‘Mogu and Perol’ is a short stop-motion animated comedy that explores the boundaries of friendship. Beautifully animated by Hiro Minegishi, Yukari Kakiuchi and Kenta Shinohara, with cinematography by Takamitsu Suzuki, this child-friendly film is packed full of comedy and charm – which is certain to put a smile on your face. This Japanese film is released with English subtitles.

The short opens with Mogu (voiced by Tsuneo Goda) cooking/preparing delicious food – which attracts the attention of excitable friend, Perol (voiced by Remi Hayashi). Act 1 showcases a sequence of Mogu cooking for Perol – who only shows up for food and leaves once finished. The fragile friendship is tested in Act 2 when Perol eats sickening berries from a local tree, accusing Mogu of deception/trickery. Act 3 explores the mending of friendship. Albeit a simple plot, the storyline is highly entertaining and promises an abundance of emotions.

Mogu and Perol Short Film
Visually, the 8-minute 2D-animation is eye-catching throughout – composed with breath-taking creative talent and skill. The fictional world is delightful to watch. Narratively, the film excels with delightful storytelling – the audience will be kept engaged and captivated from start to finish. High praise to Tsuneo Goda and his team for delivering an outstanding animated film.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Tsuneo Goda
Writer(s): Tsuneo Goda
Cast:
Producer(s): Hiroki Itoh, Yuriko Okada
Director of Photography: Takamitsu Suzuki
Editor(s):
Animation: Hiro Minegishi,Kenta Shinohara,Yukari Kakiuchi
Sound:
Music: Michiru
Miscellaneous: Hitoshi Tachibana

Specifications

Genre: Animation, Comedy
Subjects: Friendship
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2018
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Tsuneo Goda
Writer(s): Tsuneo Goda
Cast:
Producer(s): Hiroki Itoh, Yuriko Okada
Director of Photography: Takamitsu Suzuki
Editor(s):
Sound:
Music: Michiru
Miscellaneous: Hitoshi Tachibana

Specifcations

Genre: Animation, Comedy
Subjects: Friendship
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2018

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Mogu and Perol

Synopsis

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! Whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal. One day Perol finds a very tasty looking Brrrr-berry that Mogu was about to pick. Perol doesn’t wait for a second to taste the berry which brings about an unexpected quarrel between the two.

Review

A delightful stop-motion animation about friendship.

5/5
Written and directed by Tsuneo Goda, ‘Mogu and Perol’ is a short stop-motion animated comedy that explores the boundaries of friendship. Beautifully animated by Hiro Minegishi, Yukari Kakiuchi and Kenta Shinohara, with cinematography by Takamitsu Suzuki, this child-friendly film is packed full of comedy and charm – which is certain to put a smile on your face. This Japanese film is released with English subtitles.

The short opens with Mogu (voiced by Tsuneo Goda) cooking/preparing delicious food – which attracts the attention of excitable friend, Perol (voiced by Remi Hayashi). Act 1 showcases a sequence of Mogu cooking for Perol – who only shows up for food and leaves once finished. The fragile friendship is tested in Act 2 when Perol eats sickening berries from a local tree, accusing Mogu of deception/trickery. Act 3 explores the mending of friendship. Albeit a simple plot, the storyline is highly entertaining and promises an abundance of emotions.

Mogu and Perol Short Film
Visually, the 8-minute 2D-animation is eye-catching throughout – composed with breath-taking creative talent and skill. The fictional world is delightful to watch. Narratively, the film excels with delightful storytelling – the audience will be kept engaged and captivated from start to finish. High praise to Tsuneo Goda and his team for delivering an outstanding animated film.

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