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Jirí Trnka (I) (1912–1969)

A graduate of Prague's School of Arts and Crafts, in 1936 he created a puppet theater, which was disbanded after the outbreak of WWII. During the war he designed stage sets and illustrated children's books. In 1945 he set up an animation unit with several collaborators at the Prague film studio; they called the unit "Trick Brothers." Trnka ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Bajaja Writer


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 1977 Velryba - Abyrlev (Short) (novel "Garden")
 1976 Jak ulovit tygra (Short) (novel "Garden")
 1976 O mysích ve staniolu (Short) (novel "Garden")
 1975 O té velké mlze (Short) (novel "Garden")
 1974 Milovník zvírat (Short) (novel "Garden")
 1965 Archangel Gabriel and Madame Goose (Short) (screenplay)
 1965 The Hand (Short)
 1964 Treffpunkt Kino (TV Series documentary) (ep. 'Die Teufelsmühle' - 1 episode)
- Die Teufelsmühle (1964) ... (ep. 'Die Teufelsmühle')
 1961 Obsession (Short)
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (writer)
 1955 Cirkus Hurvinek (Short)
 1954 Kutasek a Kutilka - Jak rano vstavali (Short) (screenplay)
 1953 Two Little Frosts (Short) (adapted from a Slavic fairy tale by) / (screenplay)
 1953 Old Czech Legends (story and screenplay)
 1951 Bajaja (screenplay)
 1949 The Devil's Mill (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 The Emperor's Nightingale (writer)
 1946 Dárek (Short) (idea) / (screenplay)
 1946 The Chimney Sweep (Short)
 1946 Zvírátka a petrovstí (Short)
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His name is pronounced "Yih-rzhee Trn-kah".


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