The Phantom Ship

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Synonyms: Yuurei-sen
Japanese: 幽霊船
English: The Phantom Ship
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1956
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Source: Book
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 11 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Popularity: #10765
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Film about a ghost ship. There is no dialogue, just music and a choir.


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Feb 23, 2015
Yuurei Sen in Japanese or The Phantom Ship in English is a short animated film from 1956. It’s a film both directed and written by early 20th century, Japanese silhouette animation pioneer Noburo Ofuji. Telling a simple story without dialogue in eleven minutes. It’s the definition of a visual experience with a fantastic direction creating a visually striking piece of animation despite the limitations that came with the experimental storytelling and animation style.

The short film opens with director Noburo Ofuji cutting waves out of colored cellophane. Showing first hand the method he used when creating this film. For this film, he’s inventive by the way ...
Feb 27, 2021
Silhouette Animation has its roots firmly established in the deep history of nightly street plays made using shadows of cutouts and marionettes illuminated under a lamp for children. Using the transformative projective geometry of shadows under the influence of light has been a part of the descriptive artform for centuries, yet compared to the arrival of modern visual motion using film, silhouette animation became limited in what could be visually accomplished as opposed to other technologies rapidly gaining mass market appeal in the medium.

For one, silhouettes are mostly monochrome, a direct consequence of the way the effect is produced. This directly limited the diversity ...

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