Jumping ★★★★½

Extraordinary short from the late Japanese animation director and writer Osamu Tezuka, this focuses quite simply on the progressively bigger jumps of an unseen character from his/her point of view.

It starts humorously enough but finishes rather darkly, quite possibly with some kind of message that I didn't quite tune in to, mainly because I'm delirious with hunger and just squeezing in before tea. Really impressive, though, with some genuinely amazing animation twists for its day and some very funny moments. Here it is:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cos_SIBnv5g

EDIT (13/1/13) - realised that I was quite hard on this with my star rating - bumping it from 3.5 to 4.5.

Steve G liked this review