Life unfolds in the most unexpected places. Story of a Street Corner follows the bustling activities of a street corner, but not the ones you would expect. A hungry mouse, a moth desperately seeking the food caught in a spider’s web, and a love triangle unfolding between the posters lining the street are all depicted with an original musical score as the only sound.
Beautiful paintings line the wall of an exhibition hall, each with an interesting and unusual story to tell. An elephant is recruited to be a boxing champion; a cosmetic surgeon fixes up problems with old and young alike; a man runs a robotic and heartless factory, only to be replaced as a factory part, himself; cute baby chickens frolic amidst a sea of red; and a Zen master sits calmly amidst storms, fires and distractions. Each of these stories and more can be seen through the paintings on display!
These two longer shorts by Osamu Tezuka are ideal recommendations for each other: On the one hand they have some rather serious depictions or pointed satire regarding war; on the other they have some goofy animals and humour that owe much to Disney.