Colour, animation, Hungary – Marcell Jankovics, 1973 – The first full length Hungarian animation was the first such work in the oeuvre of Marcell Jankovics, which combines centuries-old values of Hungarian culture with pop culture. More than 1.5 million watched it in its debut year.
The film is a fairy tale about Jancsi Kukorica (Johnny Corncob), the shepherd boy who became a hussar, who overcomes a series of trials in order to wed his betrothed, Iluska. This glorious musical cartoon was made for the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet Sándor Petőfi.
Produced by Pannónia Filmstúdió, Directed by Marcell Jankovics, Written by Sándor Petőfi, Screenplay by Tamás Szabó-Sípos, Marcell Jankovics, Péter Szoboszlay, Voices: György Cserhalmi, Anikó Nagy, Erzsi Pártos, Antal Farkas, György Bárdy, Gábor Mádi Szabó, Director of Photography: Zoltán Bacsó, Irén Henrik, Csaba Nagy, Music by János Gyulai Gaál, editor: János Czipauer, Sound by Péter Bársony
Subtitles: English, accessible English
Running Time: 75’
Published and distributed by the National Film Institute, 2021
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