A number of talented filmmakers come together to poke fun at the increasingly corporate spectacle of the Olympic Games in this comedy from Japan. In Tokyo OnlyPic, we look in on one evening's television coverage of an international athletic competition that abandons most of the traditional events in favor of some new and bizarre contests. The games include a marathon run through Hades, an obstacle course that's set inside someone's home, a foot race with the winner earning the woman of his dreams, extreme table tennis, high-speed text messaging, elephant lifting and robotic sumo wrestling. While some of the sketches are performed with live actors, the bulk of Tokyo OnlyPic is animated (utilizing a variety of digital, hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques), and includes contributions from Bill Plympton, Keiko Sootome, Ignacio Ferreras, Richard Fenwick, Takanobu Mizuno and Toru Hosokawa, as well as director Mashima Riichiro. Tokyo OnlyPic was an official selection at the 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
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