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Black Jack is the long-awaited feature-length animation of Tezuka Osamu's (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion) classic comic book of the same name. When a group of mysterious 'superhumans' suddenly come down with a debilitating illness that robs them of their power, Black Jack (a reclusive medical ... Read more
This nightmarish animated vision should he required viewing for all children as a warning of the dangers of playing with anything in the medicine cabinet and of growing up too soon. ... Read more
Blending traditional cel animation with model sets, Flatworld represents a remarkable three-dimensional environment that is peopled by two-dimensional characters. ... Read more
It's Akira with humour, Roadrunner wilh humans, an animated Pulp Fiction! Bill Plympton's animated masterpiece - built for adults who don't care about political correctness - is an insanely funny romp into a bizarre world governed by the cartoonist's surreal mind. Newlyweds Grant and Kerry find ... Read more
Jungle Taitei is based on Tezuka Osamu's original manga (which commenced in 1950), which describes the lives and adventures of the African jungle emperor, Panja, and his mate Eliza. The series' main character, Leo, was born in captivity but escaped, returning to the jungle. In this new feature film ... Read more
Nearly abstract, fast moving and intensely physical, Gary Carpenter's short work was a prize winner at both the London and Chicago Film Festivals. ... Read more
Mondo Plympton is a fantastic journey through the strange brain of off-the-wall animator Bill Plympton, featuring his classic shorts, rare excerpts, plus brand new work and stories from his animated life. This roller-coaster ride traces both plympton's life and art. When Plympton first moved to New ... Read more
One Day is a surreal tale about the struggle for belonging and the sense of loss that ensues when connections are severed. ... Read more
A mixture of live action and computer generated animation, this sci-fi piece is set in a time of global crisis when one company is about to control the world's entire communication system. ... Read more
Perfect Blue represents the next wave of Japanimation. The producers of the MIFF 1996 animation sensation Memories have pushed the limits of visual expression. Perfect Blue balances Japanese suspense and action with probing characters. Based on a novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, the central character ... Read more
This beautifully rotoscoped animation has a deceptive simplicity to the world within the world that it creates. ... Read more
Using actual recorded statements from the victims and gritty images, this is a strong and rhythmic glimpse of the lives ofabused women. ... Read more
Based on a short story by the renowned Iranian writer, Saquet Hedayat, we observe the life of a dog from its happy days as a puppy to its lonely death in the streets of an Iranian village. ... Read more
A clever study of greed and jealousy, this black satire from Croatia is about much more than the politics of cake distribution. ... Read more
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