Dušan Vukotić

07.02.1927, Bileća - 08.07.1998, Zagreb

 

Director
Dušan Vukotić (February 7, 1927. – Zagreb, July 8, 1998.) was a director, screenwriter,
animator, and caricaturist, who studied architecture in Zagreb. He entered the
world of animated films at the beginning of the 1950s in Duga film in
Zagreb. He made his debut with the cartoon Kako se rodio Kićo
(1951, together with Josip Sudar). In 1956, he made his own project -
Nestašni robot
. His most famous animated films include Cowboy Jimmy
(1957), Veliki strah (1958), Koncert za mašinsku pušku (1958),
Krava na mjesecu
(1959), Čarobni
zvuci
(1957), Abrakadabra (1958), Rep je ulaznica (1959),
Osvetnik
(1958), Piccolo (1959), Igra (1962). In 1961, he won
an Oscar for his animated film Surogat (this was the first time
that the Oscar in this category went outside the US). In addition, he
made some interesting feature films - Sedmi kontinent (1966), Akcija
stadion
(1977), Gosti iz galaksije (1981).

Filmography


Films by this director

The Seventh Continent

(1966)

Directed by: Dušan Vukotić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Karol Krška
Synopsis:

Children of all colors and from all corners of the world suddenly decide to escape from the world of adults and move to the seventh continent, where they can freely play and enjoy their imaginary worlds… This is an unrealistic but quite rational fairy tale about the absurdities of modern life on a global scale.

color, 86 min

Operation Stadium

(1977)

Directed by: Dušan Vukotić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivica Rajković
Synopsis:

In 1941, Ustashas establish the Independent State of Croatia and terrorize Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and all Croatians who reject the new government’s policies. At the stadium in Maksimir, Ustashas decide to separate high school kids of Jewish and Serbian nationality from Croatians. However, illegal communists plan to sabotage this action by setting the stadium on fire. Among the young communists is a boy whose girlfriend is Serbian and whose best friend is an ardent Ustasha… Awards: Pula 77' - B...

35mm widescreen, color, 90 minuta

Surogat

(1961)

Directed by: Dušan Vukotić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Zlatko Sačer
Synopsis:

Oscarom nagrađen film u kojemu se prikazuje dehumaniziranost modernog društva pričom o čovjeku koji dolazi na plažu i sve što mu treba za zabavu, od prostirke i pecaljke do ribe i djevojke, napuhne.

color, 10min

Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy

(1981)

Directed by: Dušan Vukotić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jiři Macák
Synopsis:

Robert je pisac SF romana koji otkrije da može materijalizirati svoje misli. Kao posljedica toga, na Zemlju stiže skupina izvanzemaljaca predvođena stamenom Androm, koja osjeća naklonost prema Robertu, što se nimalo ne sviđa njegovoj djevojci Bibi. S izvanzemaljcima dolazi i čudovište Mumu... Nakon što uočite naslov i pogledate plakat Gostiju iz galaksije te pročitate da je njegov redatelj Dušan Vukotić slavni autor animiranih filmova Zagrebačke škole crtanog...

color, digital, 93'
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