We believe that adapting Voltaire's Candide (originally published in 1759) in a free way entirely based on contemporary references, is a revolutionary mission. Not only because it is a rare take on animation as a genre, but also because - in a much entertaining way - it is a critical interpretation of the challenges imposed on core democratic values. This is a series that isn't just a visual gag or a wonderfully cheap laugh, but it also looks some very hard realities of life straight in the eye. We are convinced that there is a need among the audience to watch culturally rich, thoughtful unique animation shows, which reflect on our current situation in a satirical tone. Imagine Candide as the new show completely aware of The Amazing World of Gumball, as well as South Park, Rick and Morty or Bojack Horseman, yet with a distinguished graphic design, and characters partly 18th century partly 21st century style. Candide is a non-conventional show, it works with witty, critical thinking ...
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Originally conceptualized in the early '80s as a joint French-Hungarian animated movie to be directed by avant-garde artist György Kovásznai
. Several character designs and storyboards were completed, but the director passed away early during production. The project was then picked up in the 2010s. Over ten young animators created the pilot The Adventures of Candide
(2014), which was then developed into a finished series in 2018. Although the social themes, the occasional crass imagery and nudity and the constantly fluctuating art style were all based directly on Kovásznai's own works, and his original production notes were consulted, the series did not use his proposed character designs from the '80s. See more