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TD-277935-21

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710-2597)
Jason Cohn (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
TEZUKA: God of Manga

Development of an eighty-two-minute documentary on the artist and writer Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), a key figure in the development and popularization of Japanese comics and animation.

The producers seek development funding for a feature length (82 minute) documentary exploring the extraordinary life and career of Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), known in Japan as “The God of Manga.” One of the world’s most prolific and influential storytellers, his work is universally credited with elevating Japanese comics and animation to the heights of global popular culture, including in the U.S.

Project fields:
Asian American Studies; East Asian Literature; East Asian Studies

Program:
Media Projects Development

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 9/30/2022