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Go After an Easy Prey

Go After an Easy Prey (Chinese: 瓮中捉鳖) is a Chinese animated film in black and white from 1948. It is also referred to as "Turtle Caught in a Jar".

Translation

The title of the film is a phrase describing something as easy to catch as a turtle. The off English translation maybe "shooting fish in a barrel".

Background

The film was produced by the Northeast Film Studio during its transitional phase with the downfall of the puppet government Manchukuo.

Story

The film is believed to be more of a documentary view of China's civil war in the 1940s when Chiang Kai-shek was considered to be favored and aided by U.S imperialism. He was metaphorically described as trapped like a turtle by the People's Liberation Army. This is possibly China's first use of animation directly as a propaganda tool.

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