Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2014
Unreleased work by Zdeneˇk Miler, the "father" of the Mole

From 5 years old
Animation / 37 min / mute

The Mole likes to invent and to experiment on new things : make the underground go all the way to the beach, or even launch himself in the great adventure of cinema !

The Mole and Metro (Krtek a metro)
Zdeneˇk Miler / Czech Republic / 1997 / 8 min
After having build and unveiled the underground, the Mole and his friends climb onboard and leave on a trip. They arrive at the beach where they make a strange encounter.

The Mole Movie Star (Krtek filmová hveˇzda)
Zdeneˇk Miler / Czechoslovakia / 1988 / 29 min
A cinema producer spots the Mole : he asks him to play in his next film ! After taking part in the film shooting, the Mole goes and his friends attend the film screening in a cinema. The success is immediate ! The Mole becomes a star.

Zdeneˇk Miler

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1921, Zdeneˇk Miler enjoys painting as a child. From 1936 he studies at the College of Arts and Crafts and joins in 1942 the National Graphic School in Prague. He starts working for the animation studio Bat’a and gets specialized in animated films. After World War II, he starts working in the animation company Bratrˇi v Triku as an animator, then author and direc- tor. He have directed about 70 films. His most famous character is The Mole who comes up in 50 episods. His Cricket and Puppy are also well-known.


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