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The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka (1951)





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The Czech stop-motion puppet animation master Jiri Trnka directed some of the most acclaimed animated films ever made. In 1966, four years before his death, Newsday lauded him as "second to Chaplin as a film artist because his work inaugurated a new stage in a medium long dominated by Disney." Trnka continues to astound audiences to this day, particularly those discovering this amazing animation for the first time. This collection includes five of the master's shorts and his feature-length classic "The Emperor's Nightingale" based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and narrated by Boris Karloff. Includes: The Emperor's Nightingale (1951, 67 min.), The Hand (18 min.), The Story of the Bass Cello (13 min.), A Merry Circus (11 min.), A Drop Too Much (14 min.), The Song of the Prairie (21 min.), Jiri Trnka: Puppet Animation Master documentary (12 min.).
Animation , Art House & International , Classics , Kids & Family
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The Emperor's Nightingale: Whoa nelly is this great. Digressions like a singing frog are wondrously childlike, and the ending is unforgettably moving. Not only one of my favorite (maybe my very favorite) animated movies ever made, but one of the best movies made period. Astounding.

Davey Morrison Dillard
Davey Morrison Dillard

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