Not suitable for work. Unless you work at Anime Limited. The artists are unknown, although scurrilous rumour suggested it involved such names as George Stallings and Walter Lantz. Why else would Lantz go on to create a woodpecker called Woody? Buried Treasure came out around the same time as the early Tijuana Bibles, underground porno comic strips featuring celebrities like Laurel and Hardy and Donald Duck.
This was a great deal tamer than Buried Treasure, though the bathtub scene pictured is decadently funny. Fritz is portrayed as a drop-out s student, who tries to get laid by posing as a political rebel. Not to be confused with the silent-era Felix the Cat, Fritz is based on a character by the legendary counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb.
According to historian Frederik L. Schodt, who knew Tezuka personally, the artist always wanted to expand the cartoon audience. The first was A Thousand and One Nights , which includes a striking hand-drawn sex scene which can be seen at in the Japanese trailer , full of melting limbs and opening flowers.
Belladonna was another financial disaster, made just before the Tezuka-founded Mushi Pro studio went bankrupt. The Count of Monte Cristo. But Wicked City was a strong seller in its day. However, it would be two decades before American horror would take on a vagina dentata in the film Teeth.
The eleven-minute short depicts the gay love story between the Greek warriors Achilles and Patroclus during the Trojan war. Achilles was narrated by Derek Jacobi, with puppets by the esteemed company Mackinnon and Saunders , which now makes the cast of Bob the Builder and Postman Pat. All the films were drawn and all made fun of sex.
I did want to challenge myself to see if I could make a film that was erotic or intimate with puppets, and that treated the sexual situations with some gravitas.
There is some frisson when two puppets touch each other and respond to each other, and I tried to make the most of this. If I had suggested exactly the same film as a drama or a dance piece with equally naked actors, the reaction might have been very different. Gay men enjoy it, but some felt it was too obvious to have two men suffering for their love.
I got to play around with the two things I was into as a teenager; robots and porn. The same portion of the manga had been previously adapted as a TV anime in ; a new Berserk anime was announced in December, apparently based on the next part of the manga story.
It involves the beautiful, androgynous Griffith and a virginal princess… though we see Griffith has a very different face in his mind as he deflowers her.