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The Best of Zagreb Film
Volume Two: Laugh at Your Own Risk, For Children Only
Laugh at Your Own Risk (54:04)
Beyond all the metaphors, all the symbolism, and all the awards, the animation from Zagreb Film will make you laugh. These are among the funniest.
Tower of Babel (4:25)
A man's life flashes before him as he falls from a tower. Directed by Rastko Ciric.
Love Story (5:37)
Directed by one of the great masters of the Zagreb School, Borivoj Dovnikovic, or "Bordo." This is his classic cartoon of a man in search of his sweetheart, Gloria.
Devil's Work (9:05)
This was the debut film of Zlatko Grgic, a Zagreb legend, in 1965 at the age of 20. It demonstrates his comedic talents at their best, as a well-meaning fellow learns to appreciate the benefits of "devilish" behavior.
Holes and Corks (8:50)
Ante Zaninovic's story of a man's persistent battle with the forces of nature.
to Walk (8:06)
Borivoj (Bordo) Dovnikovic''s story of a man whose four countrymen each try to teach him their own style of walking. But he already knows how to walk.
is the Best (8:05)
Josko Marusic's comical muse about a cat who takes over a man's household.
Being stranded on a desert island is anything but tedious for this strange shipwrecked soul.
MaxiCat in Tennis (:58)
MaxiCat in Rope (:55)
MaxiCat in Door (1:00)
For more than a quarter of a century Zlatko Grigic's whimsical cat has been entertaining children and adults alike. Here are two darkly comic gems.
For Children Only (54:37)
Zagreb Film produced dozens of films particularly for children, including the internationally distributed Professor Balthazar and Little Flying Bears series. These eleven cartoons include many of the studio's most acclaimed individual shorts for children.
on the Moon (10:06)
One of the best-loved films from Zagreb founder and Oscar-winner Dusan Vukotic. A young girl tricks a boy into thinking that the rocket ship she has built has taken them to the moon.
Bordo's simple story of a bird who will do anything to hatch and nurture her own chick.
of Fear (4:55)
Leo Fabiani's priceless muse about everyone having someone to fear.
and Big (7:28)
Another gem by Zlatko Grgic. It's his unique take on the classic cartoon "chase."
1971, Red Ribbon Award, New York
Goes to Buy Some Bread (6:23)
Aleksandar Marks and Vladimire Jutrisa are best known for such bizarre films as Nightmare and The Fly. But they also collaborated on children's films, and this is one of their best. In it, Anna takes a ride on her umbrella on her way to buy a loaf of bread.
Done Job (5:37)
A mouse comes to visit and decides to stay, much to the dismay of the household's cat.
For children of all ages, this is Bordo Dovnikovic's satire about the military. A soldier, hounded by his superior, has the last laugh by taking a stroll around the world.
MaxiCat in Ball of Yarn (:52)
MaxiCat in Door (1:00)
MaxiCat in Fishing (:38)