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Excellence Award

FRANK

FUYAMA Taruto

Animated short film [Japan]

© JIM WOODRING / T.FUYAMA

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FUYAMA Taruto

Japan

Born in 1973. Since 2003, produced animation of Jim Woodring's comic Frank and the manga, SFnosuke of the late Shigeru Sugiura. Aims to link written and filmed media expressions; also, coordinates development of devices for making animation for children.

( 2003 )

Award Reason

It may be too much to say that this is a computer-enabled regeneration of Shigeru Sugiura and Fleischer Brothers, but the greatest appeal of this work is that it had successfully expressed unique "newness" by combining 3D-CG and classical cartoon-like design. Alien creatures created by pasting comic frames to 3D-CG in a Gothic manner generate uncomfortable feelings, and these uncomfortable feelings that color the entire work feature this work's contemporary sensitivity.

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