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, raw:1, ?: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: #3333 (of 6010)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.897 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7511, rank: #2631 (of 6003)
Weighted mean: 6.937 (Good), rank: #2393 (of 6003) (seen all: 6.94)
Bayesian estimate: 7.017 (Good), rank: #1941 (of 4569)
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 $16.20)

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

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