Turning Points in Hungary
Animated gingerbread, 'Sisyphus' by Marcell Jankovics and more.
Happy Thursday! This issue of the Animation Obsessive newsletter is all about Hungarian animation — as seen in three great films.
The projects we’re featuring today come from the ‘60s and ‘70s, when Hungary was communist: Sisyphus (1974), The Kidnapping of the Sun and Moon (1968) and Honeymation (1975). They’re important products of the so-called Hungarian School of Animation, which contained many of the most experimental animators in the whole Eastern Bloc.
We’ve mentioned all of these films in the newsletter before — they’re favorites of ours. Yet we haven’t explored them in detail (or embedded full versions) until now. We’re excited to do so, and to bring you a number of details never before printed in English.
Here we go!
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