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Bajaja

81 minutes, 35 mm, colour, 1950
Puppet animation
Audience: children
Commentary: off screen

Producer: KF a.s. - Jiri Trnka Studio
Director: Jiri Trnka
Designer: Jiri Trnka

The first fairy tale transformed into a full-length picture by Jiri Trnka. It is based on the charming story about prince Bajaja by Bozena Nemcova. Bajaja saves three princesses from a dragon's claws and then marries the youngest of them. The picture was awarded at many festivals and it is a classic work of Czech animation.

Awards: the Prize of the Swiss Film Critics - Locarno 1954; II. prize - Montevideo 1954

All films directed by Jiri Trnka:
About the Golden Fish Ancient Czech Myths The Animals and the People of Petrov Archangel Gabriel and Ms Goose Bajaja The Cybernetic Grandmother The Devil's Mill The Emperor's Nightingale From Hatvan to Galicia From Hatvan to Halic From Putim to Putim The Gift Grandpa Planted a Beet The Hand The "Hurvinek" Circus The Jolly Circus The Midsummer Night's Dream The Novel With the Double-bass Passion Prairie Aria Schweik's Misfortunes on the Train The Spring-Man and the SS Svejk Trouble in a Train Svejk's Budejovice Anabasis A Treasury of Fairy-tales Two Little Frosts

All films designed by Jiri Trnka:
About the Golden Fish Ancient Czech Myths The Animals and the People of Petrov Archangel Gabriel and Ms Goose Bajaja The Beatitude of Love The Cybernetic Grandmother The Devil's Mill The Emperor's Nightingale From Hatvan to Galicia From Putim to Putim The Gift The Ginger-bread House Grandpa Planted a Beet The Hand The "Hurvinek" Circus The Jolly Circus The Midnight Adventure The Midsummer Night's Dream The Novel With the Double-bass One Glass Too Many Passion Prairie Aria Schweik's Misfortunes on the Train The Spring-Man and the SS A Treasury of Fairy-tales Two Little Frosts Umbrella