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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Ten artists worked on the film for four years, each specializing in animating a different type of scene. The completed film features 600 backgrounds and 30,000 painstakingly hand-painted animation cels. See more