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Back to the Forest
(Nodoka Mori no Dobutsu Daisakusen)
Anime television film
Directed byYoshio Kuroda
Produced byKoichi Motohashi
Written byToshiyuki Kashiwakura
Music byTatsumi Yano
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkFuji TV
English networkNickelodeon
Released3 February 1980
Runtime75 minutes
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Back to the Forest (のどか森の動物大作戦, Nodoka Mori no Doubutsu Daisakusen, lit. The Great Plot of the Animals of Placid Forest) is a Japanese anime television special, broadcast as part of Fuji TV's Nissei Family Special block on 3 February 1980. An English language dub was produced in 1989 by Ahmed Agrama's Intersound, Inc., and released on home video in the United States by Celebrity Home Entertainment. It was never shown in the cinema in either country, although the American cable channel Nickelodeon showed it occasionally as part of its weekend "Special Delivery" block. The special was worked by Nippon Animation with production assistance by Madhouse.

The special is based on the 1968 children's novel Jakobus Nimmersatt, by German author Boy Lornsen.


Many animals inhabit a peaceful forest known as Placid Forest. They attempt to resist, and ultimately must declare war on, some humans who live in a nearby village. The humans plot to cut down all the trees in Placid Forest so they can make money and become millionaires, but the animals know that they will lose their home if they do not act fast. The animals team up and carry out a systematic process of operations to guard their habitat.





(Source: Japanese Wikipedia

Original Author: Boy Lornsen
Writer: Toshiyuki Kashiwakura
Producer: Tadashi Oba
Director: Yoshio Kuroda
Music: Tatsumi Yano
Character Design: Yasuji Mori
Layout Supervisor: Shunichi Sakai
Animation Director: Akio Sakai
Assistant Animation Director: Kazuko Hirose
Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani
Art Setting: Minoru Nishida
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Color Checking: Akiko Koyama
Key Animators: Kazuko Hirose, Sumiko Asado, Takeshi Shoji, Megumi Mizuta, Manabu Ohashi, Madhouse, Yoon Sung studio (South Korea)
Animation Checking: Takumi Koyama, Masahiro Kase
Finish Animation: Studio Killy, Studio M
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production