Harvie and the Magic Museum
Martin Kotík, Inna Evlannikova | Czech Republic | 2017 | 86 min | CSHarvie is a smart but slightly too lively boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his computer game. Once in the Gamers Hall of Fame, his absent-minded father, Mr. Spejbl, would finally be proud of him. But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his dog Jerry, and his friend Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city’s old puppet museum. And as Harvie accidentally activates a legendary magic disc, he brings the museum and all its puppets to life along with the ancient and monstrous puppet master!
For executive producer and director Martin Kotík along with graphic designer Martin Zahradník, the production of this animated family film took more than seven years. The production team consisted of top screenwriters, animators and special effects artists from all over Europe. The co-creator of the story and a member of the directing team was Jesper Møller, who directed for example Asterix and the Vikings. The 3D animated film was made using state-of-the-art technological methods, but it didn’t lose the poetics and humour based on the endless teasing between Harvie and his dad Spejbl.