Onboro Film

Broken Down Film

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Japanese: おんぼろフィルム
English: Broken Down Film
Spanish: Una Película Estropeada
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 17, 1985
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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: ParodyParody
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.331 (scored by 17281,728 users)
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Ranked: #75512
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Popularity: #9771
Members: 2,938
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A scene from an American animated piece called "Dudley Do Right" shows a scene in which a queen is tied to a railroad track with ropes and shouting, "Help!" This image was often used in serial action films of the silent comedy period. In this short film, a western-style hero fights a villain and saves a beautiful woman in the same situation. This classical scene, however, is marred, blurred and smudged because the film itself is very old. Not only does the hero have to fight the villain, but he also has to struggle hard against the bad condition of the film.

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Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Series Composition, Original Creator
Nishimura, Hiroshi
Key Animation


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Feb 14, 2021
Excuse me, I'm Spanish and I don't usually write in English. If you want you can read my review in Spanish.

When I watch this film, I wonder: What adjective is the most appropriate to define this short film? So, the one that comes to mind is undoubtedly “brilliant”. Here we find a parodic tribute to the western, one where Tezuka limits himself to narrating a story known to all: a cowboy saving a damsel in distress. You may wonder what is so extraordinary about something that sounds as unexciting as throwing a tissue in the trash can. However, my praise is justified by how it ...
May 24, 2020
Highly creative, which is no surprise coming from Tezuka.

Done in a purposely archaic animation style, complete with cigarette burns, lines, and two frames jammed together on screen simultaneously long before it was cool, the characters interact with these defects in an amusing manner. Tezuka's Disney-inspired animation style works particularly well with what is supposedly an animated Western from 1885.

It's a single idea executed well over 5 minutes, perhaps even overstaying its welcome with a few gags at the end that fell flat.

Overall though, it's a worthwhile, original animation. Recommended to fans of anime looking for something short and unique.
Apr 13, 2017
Rate a 7
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art piece

Be fair, how often do you find films done in 19__ anything to be in poor quality? Often right? To be fair that was age of starting animation. Nothing was bound to be perfect let alone the quality we see now a days. This director, whom is starting to become a favorite of mine decides enough is enough let's stop our current pieces and make a piece based on the troubles we have to work with grandfathering animation.

Of course it is grainy. Of course it is in black and white. Of course there is a tilting error. All of these and ...

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