It is an adaptation of the Toldi trilogy, a 19th-century epic poem in three parts by János Arany. The film was produced through Pannonia Film Studio and is notable for its visual style, which resembles oil painting. It won the feature film award at the 1985 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
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The movie was a big financial and critical failure due to its avant-garde presentation style, unusual animation method and dark tone. This took a toll on Pannonia Film Studio's creative output. See more