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[[caption-width-right:269:It's a tough world, for a hen.]]


An animated film from UsefulNotes/SouthKorea, released in 2011. It tells the story of a hen Leafie, who manages to escape her cage where she spent all her life, and make it into the wild. Through series of events, she comes across a duck egg, whose mother had been killed by the weasel. Having never sat on any of her eggs back on the farm, she does so eagerly, to (surprisingly) no protest from the egg's father. She promises the father duck, whom Leafie [[TheNicknamer names Wanderer,]] to take the duckling to the everglade when he hatches. After the duckling does hatch, he and Leafie embark on their their journey there, and the story proper begins.

One of the best-looking and highest grossing animated films from S. Korea (watched by 2.2 million), Leafie is also quite a TearJerker. Be warned.

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!!Tropes:
* AnimatedAdaptation: It's an animated version of a South Korean novel of the same name.
* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:The weasel, when Leafie allows herself to be killed.]]
* BadExportForYou: The German DVD release cuts out a total of 5 minutes, including THE FINAL SCENE. That robs the film off about 50% of its impact.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Greenie hatches shortly after [[spoiler:Wanderer is killed.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Greenie becomes the guard duck of his flock and is able to set out and see the world while Leafie lets herself be eaten by One-Eye so the weasel babies can survive.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Greenie falls off a cliff, and is presumably killed. While Leafie sobs her heart out, the audience finds out that he spontaneously learned to fly and is safe after all.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted at the end. The audience is expecting everything to be okay and everyone will have their own happy ending... until Leafie sacrifices herself so that One-Eye's babies can survive.]]
* HappilyAdopted: Greenie. [[spoiler:Initially {{subverted}} when Greenie first finds out that Leafie's different, but becomes the trope after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his mom saves him from having his wings cut off]].]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[DyingMomentofAwesome Wanderer to protect the unborn Greenie]], as well as Leafie at the end of the film to save the weasel and her babies.]]
* HonoraryUncle: Mayor to Greenie. Greenie even calls him "uncle" at one point.
* HumansAreBastards: The owner of the chicken farm, who is the only human shown in the film, tries to cut off Greenie's wings.
* InterspeciesAdoption
* InterspeciesRomance: Leafie's [[spoiler:unrequited]] affection for Wanderer.
* IWillWaitForYou: Leafie promises to wait for Greenie at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, that doesn't pan out too well, seeing as she let herself be eaten by the weasel.]]
* [[spoiler: LetsMeetTheMeat: Leafie allows herself to be killed by the weasel so the weasel's pups won't starve.]]
* [[MamaBear Mama Hen:]] Leafie.
* [[spoiler: MonsterIsAMommy: The weasel.]]
* TheNicknamer: Leafie.
* NoIndoorVoice: Leafie has a habit of shouting. She seems to pass it onto Greenie.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Leafie and the weasel, who are both mothers just looking out for their young.]]
* PredatorsAreMean: The weasel. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} at the end, when it's revealed she's just trying to provide food for her new children.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: While a good portion of the ensemble can be defined by this trope, baby Greenie steals it all, as he pretty much fits this to a tee.
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