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The Bug Trainer (2008)

Vabzdziu dresuotojas (original title)
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A documentary film about the forgotten genius Ladislas Starewitch.


Linas Augutis, Rasa Miskinyte (as Rasa Mishkinyte) | 3 more credits »


Linas Augutis (screenplay), Jonas Banys (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Wladyslaw Starewicz ... Himself (archive footage)
Skirmantas Valiulis Skirmantas Valiulis ... Himself, Lithuanian film critic
Marcin Gizycki ... Himself, Polish art and film historian
Nikolai Izvolov Nikolai Izvolov ... Himself, Russian film historian
Stephen Quay ... Himself, stop-motion animator
Timothy Quay ... Himself, stop-motion animator
Gunnar Strøm Gunnar Strøm ... Himself, Norwegian film researcher
Marina Karaseva Marina Karaseva ... Herself, Russian researcher
Gediminas Girdvainis ... Wladyslaw Starewicz
Darius Miniotas Darius Miniotas ... the Bug (voice)


Ladislas Starewitch (1882 - 1965), European Disney, a pioneer of puppet animation is one of the most forgotten film geniuses. He was named as a true Wizard and an Alchemist of animation, whose wizardry was born in Lithuania; he got his fame in Russia and flourished in his full power in France. Unique methods of animation, never disclosed to others, - who was he? This film will be an effort to "decode" Starewitch by using the means of his own artistic thinking, and tiding together the biographical facts, memoirs, factual information, films made by Starewitch himself driven by the love story of puppets. Written by Rasa Miskinyte

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Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den första dockanimatören See more »

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€591,561 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The life story of of the puppeteer driven by the love story of puppets. See more »

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