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Published on Aug 5, 2011
Aru Tabibito no Nikki (2003) aka The Diary of Tortov Roddle Animation by Kunio Katou.
His name is Tortov Roddle, and he is a traveler from Tortalia. Along with his unusually large companion of a pig (seemingly a relative of the Dalí elephants), the slender Tortov travels from place to place, always finding a new and beautiful adventure at his destination. These include islands carried by frogs, fish that live in cups of coffee and a land where a movie is projected on the back of a giant bear. It all makes for a quiet adventure of peaceful contemplation. There is no dialogue, only inserts from Tortov´s diary.
The episodes were originally produced for the internet in a solo effort by the director and only animator. There´s a total of nine episodes of which the first six constitute the original 16 min. movie:
1. The City of Light 2. Midnight Cafe 3. The Little Town's Movie Gathering 4. Moonlight Travellers 5. The Melancholy Rain 6. The Flower and the Lady