by Chris MaGee
Back in February I posted Osamu Tezuka's 1984 6-minute animated short titled "Jumping". No particular reason that I posted it beyond that it was imaginative and cool, and we got a lot of response from readers saying the same thing. Now some very good news has come down the pipe for all of you who enjoyed "Jumping".
The KimStim Collection is releasing "The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu" on July 28th which brings together 13 of the legendery animator and manga artist's short films that span from 1962 all the way to 1986, and "Jumping" is amongst those 13. Along with "Jumping" Tezuka fans can expect Tezuka's 1966 take on modern civilization "Pictures at an Exhibition" and footage from Tezuka's unfinished feature "Legend of the Forest". If that wasn't enough the disc also features an 18-minute interview conducted with the creator of "Astroboy" and "Kimba the White Lion" conducted in 1986, just three years before his death.
Off I go to pre-order this baby right now... Thanks to Anime News Network for the details on this.