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was a pioneering animator who helped develop the art of anime in Japan. Studying the animation techniques of Sanae Yamamoto, Murata produced dozens of mostly educational films at the Yokohama Cinema studio featuring such characters as Momotarō and Norakuro. Along with Noburō Ōfuji, he was renowned as a master of cutout animation.Official booklet, ''The Roots of Japanese Anime'', DVD, Zakka Films, 2009. Among his students were such animators as Yoshitarō Kataoka.

Selected filmography

*''Dōbutsu Orinpikku taikai'', 1928 nimal Olympics*''Tarō-san no kisha'', 1929 aro's Train*''Saru Masamune'', 1930 he Monkey Masamune*''Oira no yakyū'', 1930 *''Sora no Momotarō'', 1931 *''Norakuro gochō'', 1934

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* * Category:1896 births Category:1966 deaths Category:Japanese film directors Category:Japanese animators Category:Silent film directors Category:Articles containing video clips {{animator-stub