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O milionari ktery ukradl slunce

8 minutes, 35 mm, B/W, 1948
Classical cartoon animation
Audience: family
Commentary: none

Producer: KF a.s. - Studio Bratri v triku
Director: Zdenek Miler
Designer: Zdenek Miler

Adaptation of a social tale by Jiri Wolker - a classical piece of Czech animated cinematography. A millionaire who owns a whole town, its factories and workers, falls ill. The surgeons tell him that sunshine is the only cure for him. The millionaire orders the sun to be taken down from the sky and put in a metal enclosure to shine only for himself. However, when he closes himself with the sun in the enclosure, he dies due to the sunshine. The enclosure falls apart and the sun runs down the hill to the town. A girl finds it, puts it on her toy-cart and takes it back to the sky to shine for everybody.

Awards: Special Prize of the Biennale chairman prof. Ponti - Venice 1948

All films directed by Zdenek Miler:
About a Millionaire Who Stole the Sun The Cricket and the Bombardon The Cricket and the Double-bass The Cricket and the Engine The Cricket and the Hen The Cricket and the Saw The Cricket and the Spider The Cricket and the Violin How the Mole Got His Trousers How the Puppy Felt Like Eating Some Honey How the Puppy Wanted Little Dogs How the Sun Returned Water to the Puppy The Mole - Movie Star The Mole and the Bulldozer The Mole and the Car The Mole and the Carpet The Mole and the Chewing Gum The Mole and the Clock The Mole and the Eagle The Mole and the Egg The Mole and the Green Star The Mole and the Hedgehog The Mole and the Lollipop The Mole and the Matchbox The Mole and the Medicine The Mole and the Music The Mole and the Rocket The Mole and the Telephone The Mole and the Transistor Set The Mole and the TV Set The Mole and the Umbrella The Mole as a Chemist The Mole as a Gardener The Mole as a Painter The Mole as a Photographer The Mole as a Watchmaker The Mole at Christmas The Mole at the Carnival The Mole in a Dream The Mole in a ZOO The Mole in the Desert The Mole in Town Moon Fairy-Tale Velvety

All films designed by Zdenek Miler:
About a Millionaire Who Stole the Sun The Cricket and the Bombardon The Cricket and the Double-bass The Cricket and the Engine The Cricket and the Hen The Cricket and the Saw The Cricket and the Spider The Cricket and the Violin How the Mole Got His Trousers How the Puppy Felt Like Eating Some Honey How the Puppy Wanted Little Dogs How the Sun Returned Water to the Puppy Kubula a Kuba Kubikula The Mole - Movie Star The Mole and the Bulldozer The Mole and the Car The Mole and the Carpet The Mole and the Chewing Gum The Mole and the Clock The Mole and the Eagle The Mole and the Egg The Mole and the Green Star The Mole and the Hedgehog The Mole and the Lollipop The Mole and the Matchbox The Mole and the Medicine The Mole and the Music The Mole and the Rocket The Mole and the Telephone The Mole and the Transistor Set The Mole and the TV Set The Mole and the Umbrella The Mole as a Chemist The Mole as a Gardener The Mole as a Painter The Mole as a Photographer The Mole as a Watchmaker The Mole at Christmas The Mole at the Carnival The Mole in a Dream The Mole in a ZOO The Mole in the Desert The Mole in Town Moon Fairy-Tale Velvety