A man adrift on the sea finds three drops of water on his raft's mast. He desperately tries to get at these drops to quench his thirst, but they will not fall into his mouth. This is a simple animation with a gag theme, just like the chasing in "Tom and Jerry." It is one of Tezuka Osamu's independent films, made in no more than a week. He even drew all the backgrounds himself.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Shown at the 5th Sogetsu Animation Festival / 4 minutes and 17 seconds / In Color
Mushi Production / October 1, 1965
Original Plan, Story line, Rendition and Animation: Tezuka Osamu
Producer: Watanabe Tadami
Music: "La Vales" by Ravel
Finishing: Shindo Yaeko, Komuro Yasutaka, Ando Masami, Hirata Shogo, Minagawa Tomiko, Yasuda Takatsune, Menjo Mitsuru, Miyashita Yuko, Narita Makiho, Shimomura Susumu
Editing: Furukawa Masashi
Camera: Sakura Noriyuki, Shimizu Tatsumasa and others