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Son of the White Mare (1981)

Fehérlófia (original title)
A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

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Marcell Jankovics
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Cast

Credited cast:
György Cserhalmi ... Fanyüvö / Vasgyúró / Kömorzsoló (voice)
Vera Pap Vera Pap ... Aranyhajú Nyárszépe / Ezusthajú Tavaszszépe / Rézhajú Öszszépe (voice)
Gyula Szabó Gyula Szabó ... Hétszünyü Kaponyányi Monyók / Esökirály (voice)
Ferenc Szalma Ferenc Szalma ... Griffmadár úr (voice)
Mari Szemes Mari Szemes ... Fehérló / Hókirálnyö (voice)
Szabolcs Tóth Szabolcs Tóth ... Háromfejü sárkány / Hétfejü sárkány / Tizenkétfejü sárkány (voice) (as Dr. Szabolcs Tóth)
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A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

22 October 1981 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijo de la Yegua Blanca See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pannónia Filmstúdió See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's animation consists of 65,000 animation cels, containing 600 colors in total and running for 130,000 frames. Marcell Jankovics drew 2400 storyboard elements and drafted two potential finalized scripts after his original scripts were rejected. See more »

Goofs

When the dragons are unleashed and the King tries to protect the Queen, the blue color around them is missing for a frame. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the credits begin scrolling, a looped animation of Fanyüvö walking amidst a smoggy, polluted cityscape is played while various eerie, "technological" noises play on the soundtrack. This segment, referencing the 12-headed city dragon Fanyüvö fought in the film, carries an anti-pollution message, and according to the director, it is the most important part of the movie. See more »

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Genius animation!
25 April 2018 | by teodorodontosaurusSee all my reviews

It was a pleasant surprise seeing folk tales I grew up with come to life. I guess Hungarian folk tales influenced Romanian folk tales, or maybe they share the same source. It's not just the same numerology symbolism, storytelling and dialogues; the Romanian folk tales I used to read when I was a kid are virtually identical with everything depicted in this animation. Brilliant psychedelic imagery (nice experiments with shapes and colors), brilliant storytelling and even some subtle humor moments. This animation should be sent in space as radio signals or something, because I pretty much consider it the essence of the human spirit, an excellent depiction of primordial human philosophy.


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