Mermaid (1964) [Short]

Japan (MIFF 1995 , Buried Treasures - Osamu Tezuka)
Director: Osamu Tezuka

A whimsical tale of impossible love rendered in severely simplistic stick-figure technique. Tezuka explored a vast range of styles and tech­niques in his animation which he could not do with his manga. The music score for Mermaid is the first of many done by Isao Tomita who later went on to provide the distinctive orchestral score for Kimba and become a recording artist in his own right.

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