Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Adapted from an animated TV series, this 75-minute cartoon version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was produced in Japan by Toei studios. The film follows Alcott's original chronology, tracing the lives of Meg, Amy, Jo and Beth March, young Massachussetts girls growing up during the Civil War. Adding tone and texture to the property are Toei's montage sequences, depicting in stylized (but graphic fashion) the horrors of war and the evils of slavery. The weekly-series version of Little Women was telecast on the HBO cable service from 1988 to 1990 under the title Tales of Little Women. Its American distributor was Harmony Gold, the company that brought us such earlier Japanimation classics as Captain Harlock and Robotech.
war, family, love, poverty, sibling, sister, slavery