Pictures at an Exhibition

Alt title: Tenrankai no E

Movie (1 ep x 31 min)
1966
2.932 out of 5 from 167 votes
Rank #5,581

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!

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roriconfan Aug 16, 2012
Score 7.5/10

This is yet another experimental work by Osamu Tezuka and despite being made after Tetsuwan Atom, it still retains a lot of artistic expression and care. Unlike most who are just rehashing a successful formula in EVERY NEW WORK they do, Tezuka kept on looking for ore ways to tell a story and I really did the guy for that.

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