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Thursday, December 15, 2005

JANKOVICS, Marcell

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Birth/Death

Birth: Oct. 21, 1941 in Budapest, Hungary

Occupation/Title

Hungarian Animator, director, writer, production designer, and comic artist

Bio Summary

Born in Budapest, in 1941, he started his career at Pannonia Film since 1960s, one year after leaving school. 
He has been teaching animation in the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest for twenty years.

Early Life/Family

Education/Training

Career Outline

Marcell Jankovics has joined Pannonia Film Studio one year after school. He debuted by directing Gustavus; The Follow-Man, one of the successful TV series Gustavus by Pnnonia Film. In 1973, he created first featured Animation Johnny Corncob.
Working in Pannonia, he produced numerous feature animations and TV series, and also continuously created self promoted shorts. Many of his works are recognized and acclaimed internationally. 
He also has created comics, which was translated to German and published, and written professional articles and books on animation and art history. 
He has been teaching in the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest for twenty years.

Comments On Style

As one of the leading new generation Hungarian animators in 1970s, he adopted ethical and philosophical questions to modern challenges and realities. He worked alternately with children’s films, television series, feature films and self-promotional short films, which are very diverse in tone.

Influences

Marcell Jankovics is is one of the most important artist in development of animation and cartoons in Hungary. In the period of generation shift in Pannonia, as one of the leading new generations, he created various films, TV series, and cartoons in various tone. And the success of his feature animation sets Pannonia Studio to move into feature animation.

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography


-Writer
Tendenciar (1967) 
... aka Trends (International: English title) 
János vitéz (1973) (screenplay) 
... aka Johnny Corncob (USA) 
Küzdök (1977) 
... aka Fight 
"Magyar népmesék" (1978) TV Series (writer) 
Ének a csodaszarvasról (2002) 
... aka Song of the Miraculous Hind (International: English title) 

Animator
Bobo und die Hasenbande 2 - Abenteuer im Wald (1999) (layout) 
aka A Hetedik testvér 2 (Hungary)

Production Designer
Lúdas Matyi (1979)

Director

Gusztáv, a társas lény (1965) 
aka Gustavus: The Fellow-Man (Canada: English title) 
Tendenciar (1967) 
aka Trends (International: English title) 
Hídavatás (1969) 
aka Inauguration (Canada: English title) 
János vitéz (1973) 
aka Johnny Corncob (USA) 
Sisyphus (1975) 
Küzdök (1977) 
aka Fight 
"Magyar népmesék" (1978) TV Series 
Kacor király (1978) 
Fehérlófia (1982) 
aka Son of the White Mare
Ember tragédiája, Az (1993) 
Ének a csodaszarvasról (2002) 
aka Song of the Miraculous Hind (International: English title) 


Honors

Academy Awards,
Nominated, Oscar – Best Short Film, Animated for Sisyphus(1975)

Cannes Film Festival 1977: Golden Palm, Best Short Film for "Küzdök" 


Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1999


Related Links

Bibliographic References

www.imdb.com

http://www.mediaguide.hu/pannoniafilm/index.html


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