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Polar Bear Bears Boredom

YAMAMURA Koji

Animated short film [Japan]

Inspired by the Choju-jinbutsu-giga (Caricatures of Animals and Humans), a series of anthropomorphic animal picture scrolls dating from the 12th or 13th centuries, this film features a very bored polar bear who ventures out into the open sea and meets sea animals such as otters and dugongs. This single 7-minute cut animation presents an unfolding picture scroll with soft brush strokes, along with Japanese and English wordplay rhyming respectively.

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YAMAMURA Koji

Japan

Born in 1964. Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University. Animation creator and picture-book author. Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts.

( 2017 )

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