Friday, 7 January 2011

Robot Carnival - Opening

As a treat, here's Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo's prologue segment to the anthology vid Robot Carnival. Outside of a few early 90s showings on the US Sci-Fi Channel, this short focused animation collaboration is little seen in the West due to boring rights issues. The US anime outfit Streamline prepared a dub and monkeyed around with the films ordering, concocting new, and superfluous, credit elements for a limited American theatre run. Time Out London list a review, so perhaps the film played at festivals in Britain? If you want to see the film in full, your best bet is either an out-of-print Japanese DVD, LaserDisc bootlegs, or YouTube.

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