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Toshi wo totta Wani

Toshi wo totta Wani

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Old Crocodile
Japanese: 年をとった鰐

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2005
Genres: Drama
Duration: 13 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Statistics

Score: 6.621 (scored by 633 users)
Ranked: #43732
Popularity: #4543
Members: 1,182
Favorites: 2
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Synopsis

A very old crocodile, so old that he had witnessed the building of the pyramids, was suffering from rheumatism, and no longer able to catch his food. In desperation, he decided to eat his great grand son. Although his thousands of years of longevity entitled him to much respect, the family decided he would have to be put down.

Unable to bear the disrespect of his family, the old crocodile said goodbye to the Nile. One day the old crocodile met an octopus. The octopus treated her new friend to a variety of fish that she caught just for him. When the night fell, he couldn’t restrain himself from eating one of the octopus’s legs. Since then, the old crocodile began to help himself to the octopus’ leg every night…

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Characters & Voice Actors

Old Crocodile
Old Crocodile
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Octopus
Octopus
Main
 

Staff

Yamamura, Kouji
Director, Creator



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May 3, 2012
ridojiri
The Old Crocodile is a wonderful parable about nothing. It's a kids story without a moral. It has the inevitable twist, the fairy tale like linear plot with numerical points. It's easily remembered, visually pleasing, has a nice narration, indeed we could hardly ask anything more of it.

A warning to Sudanese viewers, the representation of your countrymen can be perceived as less than flattering, but rest assured this was a most innocent plot device used for an ingenious twist.

As a short narrative animated piece The Old Crocodile is a masterpiece, begetting the true fact that life has no real approachable set of ideals that we read more
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Jul 13, 2011
Jolon
The Old Crocodile feels like an anime version of one of Aesop's fables. However, as the credits rolled, I was struggling to sort out what the moral was supposed to be.

The English voicing is excellent, and Peter Barakan's voice brings to mind narration of Madeline or Curious George from my childhood. This anime short would stand in good stead in that company, with a very similar tone and feel. One is left with the vague idea that they are watching children's PBS broadcasting.

The characters are strange, and as I initially wondered why anyone would create this, as it clearly seems aimed read more
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Recommendations

Both of these are strikingly animated shorts by Koji Yamamura. They feature a dark atmosphere and the threat being eaten. Fans of Yamamura should check out both.
Old Crocodile is about anthromorphised animals and is presented in a straightforward narrative while A Country Doctor is about humans and is dense, elliptical and paranoid. However, each have a grim, pessimistic outlook and were directed by Koji Yamamura. If you liked one the other is certainly worth a look.

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Poll: The Old Crocodile Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit
6 replies by Blackouting »»
07-08-12, 9:46 PM
wtf why japanize the name of THIS of all things
BigSimo
11 replies by Kipcha »»
11-06-10, 1:26 PM

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