GON, THE LITTLE FOX

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyojudoesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Director
    Moon of a sleepless night
  • Masaaki Oikawa
    Producer
    Moon of a sleepless night
  • Takanori Toyokawa
    Producer
  • Hiroharu Inutake
    Producer
  • Toru Ishio
    Producer
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Writer
    Moon of a sleepless night
  • Takaaki Honda
    Writer
  • Makoto Tanaka
    Key Cast
    "Gon "
  • Miyu Irino
    Key Cast
    "Hyoju"
  • Tatsuya Kohda
    Key Cast
    "Kasuke"
  • Yoshihiro Nose
    Director of Photography
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Yoshihiro Nose
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Izumi Nakane
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Midoriko Nemoto
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Ayako Hiroki
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Keita Ueno
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Nozomi Sakimura
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Yoko Asano
    Set & Prop Creation
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Wood Carving
  • Keita Ueno
    Puppet Design and Creation
  • Nozomi Sakimura
    Puppet Design and Creation
  • Ayako Hiroki
    Puppet Design and Creation
  • Keita Ueno
    Armature Design
  • Kuniko Tanaka
    Costume Design
  • Nozomi Sakimura
    Costume Design
  • Kuniko Tanaka
    Artificial Flower Creation
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Stop-Motion Animation
  • Keita Ueno
    Stop-Motion Animation
  • Nozomi Sakimura
    Stop-Motion Animation
  • Masami Nikaido
    Compositors
  • Jun Hatano
    Compositors
  • Masahiko Okumura
    MUSIC
  • Akiko Hayashibe
    MUSIC
  • Masayuki Yamamoto
    SOUND
  • Misato Oshio
    SOUND
  • Motoki Oishi
    Assistant Producer
  • Yoshimi Kakurai
    Production Assistant
  • TECARAT / TAIYO KIKAKU Co., Ltd.
    Production Company
  • EXPLORERS JAPAN, Ltd
    Production Company
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ごん
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Kids, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    October 5, 2019
    N/A
    Screening
  • SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 9, 2019
    Screening
  • China Independent Animated Film Forum 2019

    China
    Special Prize
  • Noida International Film Festival 2020
    Noida
    India
    Best Animation
  • Animation Studio Festival 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
    BEST STOP MOTION, BEST DESIGN
  • Brussels Animation Film Festival 2020
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Official Selection
  • New York International Children's Film Festival 2020
    NY
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Animotion Film Fest 2020

    Italy
    February 1, 2020
    Official Screening
  • Japanese Film Festival Russia 2019
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    December 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • USA Film Festival
    Texas
    United States
    June 24, 2020
    First Prize
  • Stop Motion OUR FEST
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    March 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Druk International Film Festival
    Paro
    Bhutan
    April 30, 2020
    Monthly Winner
  • Oniros Film Awards

    Italy
    Monthly Winner
Director Biography - Takeshi Yashiro

Takeshi Yashiro joined Taiyo Kikaku Co., Ltd., a Japanese TV-CM production, after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1993. He has worked as a director mainly for commercial films and is one of the top "stop motion" animation specialists. He does not only direct but also create the art and sets by himself.
He especially likes creating hand-made, story-telling pieces.

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