Masters of Czech animated film
The Czech Republic has a long history of animation, dating back to cinema’s silent era. Indeed, many Czech cartoon characters, such as the Little Mole, are known and cherished by children world-wide. The Little Mole even made it all the way to space on board the Endeavour space shuttle!
Contemporary Czech Animation: The Digital Revolution
The New Faces of Czech Animation
“Bob and Bobek – the Rabbits from a Hat” and other Czech cartoon classics for children
Jan Švankmajer: Life through a surrealist prism
Zdeněk Miler and his phenomenal Little Mole
Karel Zeman – wizard of the big screen
Czech puppet masters Hermína Týrlová and Jiří Trnka
In a new, seven-part series, Radio Prague International traces the history of Czech animation, from its founders Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová and Karel Zeman to the legendary surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. It will also focus on the present-day animation scene here in the Czech Republic, including FAMU student Daria Kascheeva, who received a student Oscar for her animated short.