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Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor (Animation)

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor anime short film in three parts by Kōji Yamamura, voiced by kyōgen actors of the Shigeyama house (with English subtitles).

Part One of Three:

Part Two of Three:

Part Three of Three:

One Response to “Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor (Animation)”

  1. Ara Beavis says:

    Traditional animation (also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation) was the process used for most animated films of the 20th century. The individual frames of a traditionally animated film are photographs of drawings that are first drawn on paper. To create the illusion of movement, each drawing differs slightly from the one before it. The animators’ drawings are traced or photocopied onto transparent acetate sheets called cels, which are filled in with paints in assigned colors or tones on the side opposite the line drawings. The completed character cels are photographed one-by-one against a painted background by a rostrum camera onto motion picture film .