Focus on Czech Animation
Vidite, kaj danes špičijo fantina in pes! / Vizte vše, co tropí dnes kluci dva a jeden pes! / See How Two Boys and a Dog Fool around These Days!
Češkoslovaška, 1925, 35mm, 7:00
A commercial promoting Sana margarine. The painter’s hand adds two skinny boys to a painting. The boys have a tripe sausage and a wandering dog steals it from them. In a while, another two youngsters join the chase after the dog, running away with the tripe sausage.
Nove dogodivščine mačka Felixa / Nové dobrodružství Kocoura Felixe / The New Adventures of Felix the Cat
Češkoslovaška, 1927, 35mm, 2:00
Oglas za varčevanje. Maček Felix neučakano postopa okrog čebelnjaka in zavzeto premišljuje. Čebele sestavijo napis: »Delaj in varčuj!« Felix se nemudoma odpravi v mesto in s svojo bančno knjižico vstopi v hranilnico.
Debele in suhe krave / Kravky tučné a hubené / Fat and Bony Cows
Češkoslovaška, 1929, 35mm, 7:00
A commercial promoting Kainit potash fertilizer. Jíra’s cows are bony because of bad fodder. Jíra can see that the cattle of his neighbour, Tomeš, are prized because the farmer fertilizes his fields and meadows with potassium.
Rakun Adi / Adí, medvídek mýval / Adi the Racoon
Češkoslovaška, Nemčija, Avstrija, 1931, 35mm, 4:00
Oglas za pralni prašek Radion. Naslovni lik, rakun, s pralnim praškom pere umazano perilo velikih medvedov.
Šampion / Šampion / The Champion
Češkoslovaška, 1928, 35mm, 5:00
A commercial promoting Ceres margarine produced by the Schicht company. A grocery sport competition in the disciplines fat percentage, nutritional value and price is participated in by cheese, egg, goose, chocolate, butter, flour and 100% clean margarine Ceres.
Vstaja pese / Vzpoura řepy / The Rise of the Beets
Češkoslovaška, Nemčija, 1928, 35mm, 11:00
A commercial promoting artificial fertilizers. Two farmers overlook their beet fields. The beets in the first field are bigger because the farmer employs artificial fertilizers. The beets in the field of the second farmer are apparently smaller. At night, the hungry smaller beets rise up and as soon as they find out why their colleagues are bigger they organize a protest.
Zvenenje vesolja / Znějící vesmír / The Sounding Universe
Češkoslovaška, 1936, 35mm, 2:00
A commercial promoting Telefunken electron tubes. Sound waves fill the space around the globe. We watch them as they wander and spread throughout the country. The electron tubes, produced by the Telefunken company, capture them and transform them into perfect tones.
Jesenska pesem / Píseň podzimu / An Autumn Song
Češkoslovaška, 1937, 35mm, 2:00
A commercial promoting fabrics and haberdashery from the Prokop a Čáp Czech company. Old pages from a tear-off calendar fall on the floor and turn into tree leaves, which take on patterns of autumn fabrics. Dressmaker´s tape measures and pins then take their positions alongside the edges and the procession of haberdashery comes to walk through the lane.
Hanibal v pragozdu / Hanibal v pralese / Hannibal in the Virgin Forest
Češkoslovaška, Nemčija, Avstrija, 1932, 35mm, 5:00
A commercial promoting products from the Schicht company – the soap with the deer and the soaking detergent The Housewife's Praise. Hannibal the monkey rides through a virgin forest in his car. He stops at a clearing where he gives the forest inhabitants a lecture about the advantages of the Schicht products.
Nihče naju več ne mara / Nás už nemá nikdo rád / Nobody Likes Us Any More
Češkoslovaška, 1933, 35mm, 5:00
A commercial promoting the Šotek Hellada washing powder. In a laundry room, a washing boiler blows out steam and a washboard and a brush lie in the trough. The two washing tools then come alive – the washboard turns into a laundress and the brush into a man.
Zvočni čarodej / Čaroděj tónů / The Wizard of Tones
Češkoslovaška, 1936, 35mm, 2:00
A commercial promoting the Telefunken radio receiver. A wizard appears in the sky and uses his magic wand to summon some musicians who float in the atmosphere and perform various songs on their instruments. The wizard puts the musicians into a star-shaped box. The box turns into a Telefunken radio receiver.
Zmagovalec / Vítěz / The Winner
Češkoslovaška, 1934, 35mm, 6:00
A commercial promoting Ceres margarine. A grocery sport competition in the disciplines fat percentage, nutritional value and price is participated in by eggs, coconuts, potatoes, ham, American lard, a goose, flour, chocolate, Ceres margarine and others.
Odločilni minuti / Důležité 2 minuty / The Crucial Two Minutes
Češkoslovaška, Nemčija, Avstrija, 1938, 35mm, 4:00
A commercial promoting a product from the Schicht company - Sarg's Kalodont toothpaste. A rather tipsy guest is the last one to leave a restaurant. The toothpaste informing him at home that he should not forget about mouth hygiene.
Pravljica o melanholičnem kralju / Pohádka o melancholickém králi / A Fairy Tale about a Melancholic King
Češkoslovaška, Francija, 1934, 35mm, 4:00
A commercial promoting Sana margarine. The king is unwell. The court cook falls into king´s disfavour. He regains the king´s affection only when he prepares meals with the margarine, Sana. The king´s appetite is back and he feels healthy again.