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Excellence Award

KOMANEKO-The First Step-

GODA Tsuneo

Animated short film [Japan]

© TYO/dwarf・Komaneko Film Partners


GODA Tsuneo


Born in Tokyo, 1967. Employed by K.K. T.Y.O in the planning/directing section (1996). Became independent and established K.K. Dwarf (2003). Started career as CM director. Directed the popular NHK BS Domokun series. Expanded activities in making/directing animation filming, picture books and illustrations.

( 2003 )

Award Reason

KOMANEKO means "a frame-taking cat." As this is a story about a cat creating a doll animation, some jury members commented that the realization or experience only an author of a doll animation could express should have been described, and I personally wondered why some doll did not fall down when the cat jumped down on the floor. On the other hand, however, this work has a lovable feature that is rare these days, but the starting point of animation for children. The warm ending well shows the feelings of the author.

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