I Have Met Him at the ZOO

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Potkal jsem ho v zoo

Runtime

66

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1994

Production year

1994

Premiere

13.10.1994

Language version

Czech

Director

Drahomíra Králová

Screenplay

Edgar Dutka, Drahomíra Králová

Screenstory

Edgar Dutka

Summary

In this 1994 holiday picture, director Drahomíra Králová combined two popular elements – child heroes and animals. Thanks to their common interest in animals, two boys of contrasting personalities get together – on the one hand, there is the rascal Ivoš, who disguises his inner insecurity with seeming bravado, and on the other there is the blind introvert whom Ivoš nicknames “Blindie”. Ivoš decides to confront Blindie with reality by introducing him to animals at the zoo where the boys first met… The subject matter of this film was developed by story writer Edgar Dutka, who collaborated with the director in writing the screenplay. It was used both for the movie and for a six-episode TV series, Medvědi nic nevědí (The Bears Know Nothing). Petr Franc (Blindie) and Lukáš Janota (Ivoš), who also starred in the director’s next family movie, Artuš, Merlin a Prchlíci (Arthur, Merlin and the Prchlics, 1995), play the leading roles.

Cast

Petr Franc

Slepoň

Ondřej Kapusta

Jožínek

Milada Kuncová

Martin Vrtáček

František Kocián

Lubomír Chudíček

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Michaela Flenerová

Screenstory

Edgar Dutka

Second Unit Photography

Emil Bártek

Production Designer

Petr Smola

Set Designer

Josef Šťovíček, Jiří Balga, František Hladík

Film Editor

Jiří Krška

Production Manager

Eva Valíková

Unit Production Manager

Dalimil Zedníček

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Uhlíř

Production info

Original Title

Potkal jsem ho v zoo

English Title

I Have Met Him at the ZOO

Copyright

1994

Production Year

1994

Premiere

13.10.1994

Production

Ateliéry Zlín

Distribution

Gemini Film

Creative Group

Dušan Kukal (TS Rarášek)

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: Filmový festival Zlín – 34. mezinárodní soutěžní přehlídka animovaných a hraných filmů pro děti, 1994

1994
Zlín / Czech Republic

Vítěz

Exhibition: Dětský filmový a televizní festival Oty Hofmana – 26. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti a 2. přehlídka televizní tvorby pro děti – Ostrov

1994
Ostrov / Czech Republic
Drahomíra Králová

Vítěz

Exhibition: Dětský filmový a televizní festival Oty Hofmana – 26. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti a 2. přehlídka televizní tvorby pro děti – Ostrov

1994
Ostrov / Czech Republic