The Old Crocodile

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. When and where ?

A very old crocodile, so old that he witnessed the building of the pyramids, is suffering from rheumatism, and is no longer able to catch his food. In desperation, he decides to eat his great-grandson...

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Old Crocodile

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Born in Japan in 1964, Koji Yamamura graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 and founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993. His 2002 short "Mt. Head" was nominated for an Oscar and scored 6 Grand Prix at festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007, his film "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" won the Grand Prix in Ottawa. He has also illustrated several children's books, is a sub-chairman for the Japan Animation Association and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2005

    Running time: 12 min 47 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Distribution: APOLLO CINEMA, Corey PETERSON

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Graphics: Koji Yamamura

    Storyboard: Koji Yamamura

    Layout: Koji Yamamura

    Sets: Koji Yamamura

    Animation: Koji Yamamura

    Sound: Koji Kasamatsu

    Editing: Koji Yamamura

    Voice: Peter Barakan

When and where ?

This film is part of the programme Tribute to Japanese Animation: Kôji Yamamura: "Mt. Head", and afterwards?