Mermaid (movie)

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©Tezuka Productions


Alternative title:
人魚 (Japanese)
Genres: psychological
Themes: mermaids, satire
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: In a fictional place where using the imagination is banned, a boy saves a fish, which surprises everyone by turning into a mermaid. The boy is arrested for imagining this "nonsense", and is robbed of his imagination as punishment.
User Ratings: 78 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:8, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, dub:1)
 Good: 26 votes (sub:22, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:10)
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:8, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 113 users, rank: #3309 (of 5996)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.897 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7511, rank: #2618 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 6.936 (Good), rank: #2388 (of 5991) (seen all: 6.94)
Bayesian estimate: 7.016 (Good), rank: #1920 (of 4540)
Running time: 8 minutes
Vintage: 1964-09-21
Premiere date:
1964-09-21 (Japan, 4th Sogetsu Animation Festival)
2002-01-16 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
Around the time of this production, Japan's fiercely competitive exams were being criticized for producing average children with no individuality all over Japan. Tezuka Osamu suggested in this experimental piece that society might be headed in the wrong direction.
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Sub.DVD) 2009-07-28 (from $17.53)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Music: Isao Tomita
Original story: Osamu Tezuka
Producer: Atsushi Tomioka

Camera: Noriyuki Sakura
Rendition: Osamu Tezuka
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Japanese companies
Production: Mushi Production
English staff
English companies
(none)
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
English cast
(none)
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