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Karel Zeman (1910–1989)

Karel Zeman was born on November 3, 1910 in Ostromer u Nové Paky, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978), Ukradená vzducholod (1967) and The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958). He died on April 5, 1989 in Prague, Czech Republic. See full bio »


(age 78) in Prague, Czech Republic

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 1980 Karel Zeman detem (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1971 The Voyage of Sinbad (Short)
 1970 Na komete
 1960 Magic Lantern II (Documentary)
 1959 Pan Proukock akrobatem (Short)
 1958 Pan Proukock detektivem (Short)
 1950 King Lavra (Short)
 1949 Inspiration (Short)
 1949 Mr. Prokouk Inventor (Short)
 1948 Mr. Prokouk Filmmaker (Short)
 1947 Brigade
 1947 Mr. Prokouk Officer (Short)
 1947 Temptation of Mr. Prokouk (Short)
 1946 Hamster
 1946 Podkova pro stestí (Short)
 1946 The Christmas Dream (Short) (: on english version - uncredited on english version, uncredited)
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Former advertising man, window dresser and poster designer who became a noted pioneer of cinematic live action and animation techniques. From 1955, he produced a series of short fantasy and science-fiction films, which were celebrated for their visual artistry and influenced such later film makers as Terry Gilliam. See more »


Fantasy films, frequently using inventive combinations of animation and live action.

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