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Where is Mama or Where's Mama (Chinese: 小蝌蚪找妈妈; literally: 'Little Tadpoles Looking for Mama'), is a short Chinese animated film produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1960 under the artistic guidance of Te Wei. The narrated film describes the adventures and misadventures of a group of tadpoles in search of their mother. It is one of Te Wei's first attempts to break away from Western style animation and aim for a painterly style influenced by Qi Baishi and more in keeping with native Chinese aesthetic sensibilities. Because of its simple story line and repetitive script it is ideal for children who are beginning their study of the Chinese language.

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English Production Crew Original Version Romanized
Art Direction 艺术指导 Te Wei 特伟
Technical Guidance 技术指导 Qian Jiajun 钱家骏
Animation Design 动画设计 Tang Cheng
Qiang Qiang
Yan Dingxian
Xu Jingda
Dai Tielang
Jiao Yesong
Lin Wenxiao
Duan Yi
Pu Jiaxiang
Lu Jin
Yang Suying
Ge Guiyun
唐澄
邬强
严定宪
徐景达
戴铁郎
矫野松
林文肖
段浚
蒲家祥
吕晋
杨素英
葛桂云
Background Design 背景设计 Zheng Shaoru
Fang Yurian
郑少如
方澎年
Photography 摄影 Duan Xiaoyu
You Yong
Wang Shirong
段孝萱
游涌
王世荣
Composer 作曲 Wu Yingju 吴应炬

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