Ivo Špalj: Hand-drawn Bedtime Stories
různí / various | Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia | 54 min | CS
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award laureate Ivo Špalj worked on many Czech (and Czechoslovak) Bedtime Stories. In this programme, we focus on his work on hand-drawn animated Bedtime Stories from the 1960s until the mid-1990s. Our showcase includes work from renowned directors and visual artists.
The oldest screened Bedtime Story narrated by the brilliant František Filipovský is The Boy from the Poster directed by Josef Kábrt. In the 1980s, Ivo Špalj worked continuously on various animated series. From that period come acoustically and graphically original fairy-tales Lardocks and Crunch, The Earthling, Bobby and Bob Bobkins and Radovan Has Some Fun from the late 1980s. The programme is concluded by Špalj’s work from the 1990s, popular series From the Diary of a Third-Grade Pupil, or Edudant and Francimore and Babbie and Bertie.
The Boy from the Poster – Have You Seen a Lion Around Here?
Director: Josef Kábrt, Czechoslovakia, 1968, 7 min
Lardocks and Crunch – In an Eagle’s Nest
Director: Václav Mergl, Czechoslovakia, 1983, 8 min
The Earthling – Collecting Blueberries
Director: Josef Lamka, Czechoslovakia, 1985, 8 min
Bobby and Bob Bobkins – Around the World with Barbucha
Director: Zdeněk Smetana, Czechoslovakia, 1986, 8 min
Radovan Has Some Fun – Crazy Wind
Director: Zdena Bártová, Czechoslovakia, 1988, 7 min
From the Diary of a Third-Grade Pupil, or Edudant and Francimore – At Home
Director: Jaroslava Havettová, Czech Republic, 1993, 8 min
Babbie and Bertie – The Button
Director: Václav Mergl, Czech Republic, 1994, 8 min