Where is Mama?

1960, Te Wei

Posted by John Martz, May 10, 2020

To celebrate Mother's Day, here's Te Wei's Where is Mama?. Te Wei's animation is like watching an ink wash painting come to life. There are no subtitles here, but you don't need to understand the words to appreciate the beautiful painterly drawings, or to follow this sweet story about a group of lost tadpoles that doesn't seem too dissimilar to a folktale version of P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?.