By Sung-Yoon OH

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Animation - Completed 2011

A hen who wants to be a mother and an orphaned duckling step into the wild and find love and adventure...

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Animation, Family
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sung-Yoon OH
    • Writer(s)
    • Eun-Jung KIM, Hyun NA
    • Producer(s)
    • Eun LEE (MYUNG Films), Jae-Myung SHIM (MYUNG FIlms )
    • Synopsis
    • Leafie is a hen confined to a chicken farm for laying eggs. However she holds fast to her dreams of escaping out into the yard and living freely in a place where she can care for her own eggs. To make herself appear like a frail discardable old hen, she starves herself for days and is finally abandoned at the waterhole and succeeds in escaping. Just before the weasel One-eye can make a meal out of her, Leafie is saved by Wanderer and she leaves the puddle for the yard. However, families in the yard -- far from welcoming -- ostracize her and drive her out. Disappointed, Leafie goes to the plain.
      Leafie gradually grows accustomed to her new life of freedom, and settles into a nest with the help of an otter, Mayor. Leafie runs into Wanderer again by chance, but is jealous when she sees him being affectionate with Milky Duck… Milky Duck is attacked by One-eye, the weasel. At the couple’s nest Leafie finds a pretty white egg that she carefully sits down upon to keep warm. Wanderer begins protecting Leafie and the egg. One night, Wanderer dies protecting his egg in a bloody fight with the weasel but just before he dies, he tells Leafie to go to the swamp after the baby is born.