Koji Yamamura’s “The Old Crocodile” is a Modern Folk Tale

Award-winning animator Koji Yamamura created this enchanting short The Old Crocodile back in 2005. The frequent absurd turns and light tone makes the film a real winner for me. The tale takes one strange turn after another, and part of the humor comes from the way the narrator and the characters don’t seem to bat a single eyelash at whatever is happening. Fun flourishes (like the hissing that occasionally substitutes for the babble of conversation) add to the experience.

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