Art of the Story of Pollyanna

The Story of Pollyanna, Girl of Love is an animation series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kōzō Kuzuha in 1986. The anime was based on the 1913 novel 'Pollyanna' and the following 1915 sequel 'Pollyanna Grows Up' by Eleanor H. Porter. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series.


Young orphan Pollyanna believes life's most difficult problems can always be surmounted by a positive attitude and pragmatism. But when she moves in with her dour aunt, she is introduced to a range of disheartened folks who challenge her upbeat outlook. Not to be discouraged, she sets to work spreading hope and good cheer. However, when an inspired doctor leads the community in a campaign in opposition to her aunt, Pollyanna's goodwill is strained..