Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Komatsu...where are you?

I dusted off another childhood memory this week by attempting to track down a Japanese short film from when I was very young. I remembered it from the CBS Children's Film Festival back in the 60's. We watched the show hosted by Kukla, Fran & Ollie every Sunday afternoon and this particular film, "Skinny and Fatty" conveyed a strong message about how to treat others. There are comments left at various sites by people like me who have a vivid recollection of this film. At the end, the chubby boy is trying to find his friend and keeps calling out, "Komatsu...where are you?" I am always reminded of it whenever we drive to Chicago - we pass a heavy equipment dealer that has several Komatsu backhoes on display.

Read more about the film from others and even where you can buy a copy of it on VHS.


UPDATE: Found a short clip on YouTube...

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