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4.1
9 Ratings

Johnny Corncob

János Vitéz

Directed by Marcell Jankovics
Hungary, 1973
Animation

Synopsis

Based on the 19th century Hungarian eponymous poem, the story about a brave shepherd who joins the Hussars, rescues France and returns home to find his beloved sweetheart dead.

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Johnny Corncob Directed by Marcell Jankovics

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  • redux's rating of the film Johnny Corncob

    The first feature-length Hungarian animation, retelling Petőfi's classic fairytale in Yellow Submarine-style graphics. Lots to like – except, perhaps, some cheesy vocal music passages. Personally, I like this more than Jankovics's other great film, The Son of the White Mare, which got rid of the 'pop' element almost entirely.