The Glacier Fox

The Glacier Fox (1978)

In the quest of the Northern Sun

  • Genre: Family, Documentary, Drama
  • Release Date: 1978-07-15
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Sanrio
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara
star 7.8/10
From 4 Ratings


Director Koreyoshi Kurahara chronicles the lives of Flep and Leila, two foxes living in northern Japan. First, Flep must fight for Leila before the two can become partners and mate. After Flep defeats another male fox, he and Leila eventually produce a group of five cubs. However, with their family complete, the group must deal with human interferences in their habitat, such as chicken farms and snowmobiles, and fight against the debilitating cold of winter.

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  • Eiji Okada

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Arthur Hill

    as Narrator (voice)
Sound Masaru Satō Original Music Composer
Production Mark L. Rosen Producer
Editing Akira Suzuki Editor
Directing Koreyoshi Kurahara Director
Writing Koreyoshi Kurahara Writer
Directing Junichi Mimura Assistant Director
Crew Masao Tochizawa Cinematography
Production Shintaro Tsuji Producer
Camera Seizô Sengen Camera Operator
Crew Seizô Sengen Cinematography
Crew Tsuguzo Matsumae Cinematography
Crew Akira Shiizuka Cinematography
Editing Terence Anderson Editor
Camera Katsumi Sakakibara Assistant Camera
Sound Mitsuru Kashiwabara Foley Artist
Writing Walter Bloch Writer
Sound Yukihide Takekawa Original Music Composer
Crew Hideo Omura Cinematography
Camera Keisuke Tateishi Camera Operator
Crew Keisuke Tateishi Cinematography
Editing Carlos Alarid Editor
Editing Carol Ann DiGiuseppe Editor
Production Nancy Park Production Manager
Sound John Mosely Sound