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
Genres: MusicMusic, DementiaDementia
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.961 (scored by 376376 users)
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Ranked: #101592
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Popularity: #10697
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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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Oct 16, 2013
Fujaku (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 10, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
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.

Art smudges are in relation to grandfather animation where you would see the effects of old projectors as noted by the squiggly like black and white random lines.

Unappealing visuals was due to the read more

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