A tour de force of technique and the imagination. Influenced by the experimental hungarian animation, The Fly, Jumping utilizes the point-of-view gag to convey a breathtaking view of how powerful a child’s imagination can be.
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Not one of Tezuka's great humanist epics, but a brief and breezy excursion into his genius for anyone who might need convincing. It boggles me that one man could have produced so much visionary work and not only is this work intelligent and accomplished and often beautiful, it isn't forbidding, but almost begs to be read and seen.