The second cartoon by Jiri Trnka that was a sensation at the festival in Cannes in 1946 when it defeated the world animation elite of the time. It is a musical fairy-tale based on a famous folk story about animals that deterred thieves.
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The Animals and the People of PetrovDirected byJiří Trnka
2.5 stars. Trnka was a master at drawing roots and bracken, but I am thankful that for most of his career he consigned his two-dimensional artistry to (beautiful and picturesque) illustration work, since it was in puppet craft that his genius truly shone on film. This is fun though and like a teeny-weeny 'Fantastia/ Peter and the Wolf' hybrid. Using a hole in a leaf as a frame is a lovely innovation. Nice color tones