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Komakeko - the Curious Cat


Thu 13 Mar 2014, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2014!

Japanese films shown at the University of Waikato are usually screened on the second or third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm.

All films have English subtitles.
Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

March film " Komaneko - The Curious Cat + KOMANEKO's Christmas "
(Director: Tsuneo Goda, 2006+2009, 80min.(60min.+20min.) Rating:G )

Perfect for little ones, and captivating even for big kids and adults

Komaneko is from the creator, Tsuneo Goda, of the famous animation character – Domo.

Tsuneo Goda firstly made the 5 min animation, “Komaneko – the First Step” as a demonstration work of stop-motion animation for an exhibition. Well-received by the audience, the film was invited by many international animation festivals and obtained the Excellence Prize (Animation Division) of the Japan Media Arts Festival 2003.

Tsuneo Goda then spent 4 years to develop the short film into an one-hour animation, “Komaneko – the Curious Cats”. Screening together with “Komaneko’s Christmas – a Lost Present”, the latest short film of Komaneko.

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, the Japan Foundation, the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato.

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