Animal Dance

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Japanese: アニマルダンス


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 9, 2009
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.711 (scored by 580580 users)
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Ranked: #128972
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Popularity: #12510
Members: 1,158
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A myriad of shadows resembling humans, animals and bacteria constantly move and merge with each other, while piano music plays in the background.

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Winner of the Excellence Award on the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Okawara, Ryo
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Mar 17, 2021
This anime is so good. The world building and the and the character development is crazy.


The character turns into a wolf, but after turning into a wolf he decides, "I want to be human again." and turns back into a man.

We see a fish and 2 other fish swimming together. this signifies how us as people just follow the leader and never do things on our own. The alligator comes and get them, signifying that always going in group and never as an individual can lead to consequences. Only one fish survives.

The world building shows us such amazing areas. We see oceans, mountains, volcanos, ...
Oct 16, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Animal Dance is a weird little five-minute music video. Its premise is that the animation style is that the background only has one color, and strange shadows move across this background, most of the time those shadows representing animals. And that's basically it. There's no plot, just five minutes straight of a weird animation technique. This is fine and all, expect that it gets very repetitive. The song playing in the background is dull and doesn't have much variety. The animation, while being very neat, some frames repeat themselves, something that just can't be done in a piece where the sole point is the animation ...
Oct 10, 2017
Rate a 3
Art piece (no vocals/subtitles)

This art piece had promise but was greatly ruined by creator(s) decisions. For example, repeats, jumps, art smudges and unappealing visuals.

If you have ever seen movies like Pulp Fiction staring John Travolta you understand what i am getting at with jumps. For those who haven't jumps are when the movie takes on random sequences. It is different and mysterious but generally confusing.

Repeats are loops of previously seen scenes.


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