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19 minutes, 35 mm, colour, 1957
Puppet animation
Audience: family
Commentary: none

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

A fairy-puppet with an umbrella and a striking resemblance to Andersen's Wag Close-your-eyes wakes up the toys at night and using his magic power organises a wonderful performance with them. At dawn everything gets quiet again and goes back to its place. The puppet with his umbrella disappears.

Awards: "Cendrillon" prize for the best children film - Cannes 1957, First prize in the category of films for children and youth - Locarno 1958

All films directed by Bretislav Pojar:
(About the) Thick Fog (About) Mice In Tinfoil And Don't Tell Me, Wendy Animal Lover The Apple Maiden Billiards The Butterflies Time Cats' School Elahw the Whale The Ginger-bread House Hello, Kohlrabi Hold Your Hat How the Bears Went Swimming How They Ate The Soup Of Wit How They Met At Kolin How They Went to Bed How to Catch a Tiger If The Lion and the Song The Midnight Adventure Misbehaving On A Cat's Word One Glass Too Many The Opening Speech Will Be Delivered By Painting Is For the Cats The Panther Who Smelt Good Princesses Are Not To Be Sniffed At The Romance from the Darkness Umbrella What the Rain Worm Did Not Have Any Idea About What Went Bang?

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