Monday, March 12, 2007

Jumping to the GNF

Here's a short from Osamu Tezuka from 1984. You have to wait 'till the end to behold a glorious GNF.
And then a trip to the Other World.


The Constructivist said...

Isn't the YouTube a Pretty Good Thing? Thanks for showing us Jumping, Bill. I wonder if the people who put together the entry into the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum were influenced by the early sound of the pogo stick in this short. To me, it sounded like a ticking clock. Onechan was really spooked by the first exhibit, a dark room with a ticking clock sound, a stopped clock, and small and large artifacts, mostly from schools and churches that were scarred by the atomic blast, in it. For all the short's humor, and humorous invocations of a range of classic and unexpected animation styles and situations, there's a real sense of foreboding and foreshadowing from its very beginning.

Bill Benzon said...

YouTube is a wonderful thing. Here's my own personal tribute to Japan.