The Oscars are upon us, and I have this idea for a Hollywood screenplay — “Momotaro! The Peach Boy Of Japan”!

It’s based on the traditional Japanese tale, in which an elderly couple discovers a baby boy inside of a giant peach. The boy, once grown, goes off to fight evil ogres, enlisting the help of a dog, a monkey and a pheasant through a gift of millet dumplings, made by his aged “mother.”

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