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The Best of Zagreb Film - Laugh at Your Own Risk/For Children Only
The Best of Zagreb Film - Laugh at Your Own Risk/For Children Only
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Animation
NR     2000     1hr 49min

In four decades, Zagreb Film of Yugoslavia produced 600 animated films, winning more than 400 international awards. The studio quickly became famous for a unique animation style that became known as "the Zagreb school." On...  more »

     
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Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation, Animation
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Best of
DVD Release Date: 07/04/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A rarely seen treat in the US is now available
02/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up watching "Pinwheel" on Nickelodeon and was thus exposed to wonderful foreign animation such as Zagreb's own "Professor Balthazar." While I don't explicitly remember any of these cartoons appearing on that show--although I think Maxicat's adventures may have--this was still a wise purchase. It is utterly fabulous to see the oft-neglected animation of Zagreb Film's talented stable of artists. I have always been amazed at how much these animators conveyed without dialogue; without language, these cartoons could find a home more easily in a multilingual world. The innovation in technique, storytelling, and themes should be required viewing for all students of animation, especially those who only have seen Hanna-Barbara and anime. A personal favorite of mine is Zlato Grgic's "Krek," a charming tale of the powerful bond between a man and his frog (think Michigan J. Frog without the singing) in the face of military oppression. A quick note to parents: just as standards of moral conduct vary from home to home, so do they from country to country. While I know some parents won't mind the very brief --only about two seconds--animated nudity, I know there are some who would and feel they should be alerted."