The Tin Drum

promotional

Typology

animated

Lenght

short

Czech title

Tluče bubeníček

Runtime

3 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Irena Dodalová, Karel Dodal, Hermína Týrlová

Summary

A commercial promoting Hellada soap.

Synopsis

A factory is as busy as a bee and the siren on its roof controls all the work. The machines are rolling; the final products are packed and loaded onto trucks. Felix the Cat appears and pastes the label of the soap Hellada on every product. The crowds of freshly packed soaps march through a village and city streets, singing: "Hellada is cleanness, Hellada is health!" Then they walk into all houses.

Note

The commercial features a character inspired by the protagonist of the popular American cartoon, Felix the Cat. Filming the commercial employed the Gasparcolor system. This part is identical with the second half of black and white KDN.

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Bedřich Kerten

Production info

Original Title

Tluče bubeníček

English Title

The Tin Drum

Category

Film

Typology

animated

Genre

promotional

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production

IRE-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

3 min

Versions

Czech