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Jumping, a film by Osamu Tezuka


Osamu Tezuka is best known as a prolific manga pioneer and the creator of Astro Boy. He also found time to direct several short animations which play with the form a little more than is allowed in big commercial productions. Copyright restrictions have been keeping these away from YouTube but Jumping (1984) is an exception. This is six minutes from the viewpoint of a young girl jumping along a street. A car approaches so she jumps over it. Then she jumps over a hedge, and a house, and… Watch it and see.



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  1. #1 posted by Lolotehe


    One should include “Tales of a Street Corner”, which carries the same anti-war message, but includes great poster design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2vDgtsaWOw






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