Self Portrait

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Synonyms: Osamu Tezuka's Self-Portrait
Japanese: 自画像
English: Self Portrait
Spanish: Autorretrato
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 1988
Producers: Tezuka Productions
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 12 sec.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #129972
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Popularity: #10460
Members: 2,563
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Everyone has a different perception of their own appearance as well as a unique way of interpreting it. In his animated self-portrait, Osamu Tezuka depicts himself as a slot machine. After a cycle of rugged, juxtaposed expressions, Tezuka's true form emerges.

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Nineteen animators from five countries collaborated on a project to animate their own faces. The results were screened at various animation festivals in each of the representatives' home countries. Osamu Tezuka was one of the three Japanese animators to participate.

Jigazou was shown at the Zagreb International Animation Film Festival in June 1988.

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Tezuka, Osamu


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Apr 18, 2017
Rate a 3
no vocals
art film

Name is appropriate for film. Sadly there is no story told. Without much in background information we can only guess what the underline message is. My take was that when you are born using your parents attributes it is like a lottery to see how you will turnout. If you are lucky you could be a model in appearance. That would equal to winning the lottery. Although true as that statement may be provides a negative outlook on life for those that did not hit the 'jackpot'. Are we the non jackpot winners not worth life? That answer is sadly not ...

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