Omnibus in Animated Film Retrospective
Direction and animation: Masahiko Sato & Mio Ueta, Keiichi Tanaami, Mika Seike, Kei Oyama, Kotobuki Shiriagari, Tabaimo, Atsuko Uda, Nobuhiro Aihara, Takashi Ito, Maho Shimao, Atsushi Wada, Tomoyasu Murata, Furukawa Taku, Yoji Kuri, Koji Yamamura, Toshio Iwai
Music: Seiichi Yamamoto
Producers: Takashi Sawa, Koyo Yamshita
Distribution: Image Forum
Support: Agency for Cultural Affairs
An omnibus work of animation commemorating the hundredth anniversary of animated film in Japan. A compilation of sixteen fragments by just as much directors. The new century of animation is revealed Tokyo-like in a fragmented and shifty seductiveness.
Tokyo Loop came out of Image Forum’s desire to do something to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Stuart Blackton’s animation Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906), considered by many the first publicly screened animated film.