7th Animation Division Excellence Award
KOMANEKO-The First Step-
Animated short film
GODA Tsuneo [Japan]
Reason for Award
KOMANEKO means “a frame-taking cat.” As this is a story about a cat creating a doll animation, some jury members commented that the realization or experience only an author of a doll animation could express should have been described, and I personally wondered why some doll did not fall down when the cat jumped down on the floor. On the other hand, however, this work has a lovable feature that is rare these days, but the starting point of animation for children. The warm ending well shows the feelings of the author.