“Jumping” (1984) IMDb


Tezuka Osamu (writer-director).


6-minute 20-second full-motion animation experiment. There is no static background image on which cels are laid. Instead, almost everything in sight is redrawn with every split second of vigorous movement.


A child jumps down a street. We see with its eyes as it clears an oncoming car and keeps jumping higher, almost flying, further and further. Many landings contain split-second narratives. Life is not so peaceful beyond the coasts of home.


A small Star Wars (1977) cameo. Racist humour.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture