Robot Cat Doraemon's 1st 3D CG Film Teased in Video
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Stand By Me Doraemon, the first 3D CG film starring the anime robot cat Doraemon, opened and began streaming a teaser movie on Thursday. The narrator intones, "An inconceivable Doraemon movie is now set into motion," after which the cat pipes in, "Haha, I'm Doraemon!"
The teaser movie continues with the narrator stating that this is "Doraemon's first — and final — story."
Doraemon: I can't help you anymore, even when you're in trouble.
(Doraemon's owner) Nobita: Huh? What do you mean?
Doraemon: I can't stay here anymore.
Doraemon: Are you going to be ok without me?
The manga creator duo Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) created Doraemon in 1969. In the story, the robotic cat was sent by a boy in the future to the present day to help the boy's hapless grandfather, Nobita. Doraemon, Nobita, and other children deal with everyday childhood issues, solve (and cause) problems with the gadgets in Doraemon's fourth-dimensional pocket, and embark on escapades through time and space.
49-year-old Takashi Yamazaki (Returner, Always: Sunset on Third Street, Ballad, Space Battleship Yamato) and 48-year-old Ryûichi Yagi (Pénélope tête en l'air line director, Moyashimon 3D CG director) are helming this 36th Doraemon film after collaborating on Japan's first feature-length 3D CG anime film, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki. Yamazaki also wrote the screenplay.