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Karel Zeman (1910–1989)

Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, screenwriter, and animator. He is primarily remembered for creating fantasy and science fiction films which combined live-action and animation. In 1910, Zeman was born in the village of Ostromer in Austria-Hungary. The village is located near the town of Nova Paka, whose main tourist attraction is an abandoned... See full bio »


(age 78) in Prague, Czech Republic

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 1980 Karel Zeman detem (Documentary short)
 1978 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (dialogue) / (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1972 Prokouk hodinarem (Short) (based on a character created by)
 1971 The Voyage of Sinbad (Short)
 1970 Na komete
 1967 Ukradená vzducholod (screen treatment) / (screenplay)
 1966 Pan Proukock detektivem (Short)
 1964 War of the Fools (screenplay)
 1963 Pan Proukock akrobatem (Short)
 1962 The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (screenplay)
 1960 Laterna magika II (Documentary)
 1958 Invention for Destruction (freely adapted for the screen) / (scenario)
 1955 A Friend of Animals (Short)
 1954 Pan Prokouk vynálezcem (Short) (screenplay)
 1953 Pan Prokouk ouraduje (Short) (screenplay)
 1952 A Treasure on Bird Island (screenplay)
 1950 Král Lávra (Short) (screenplay)
 1949 Inspiration (Short)
 1948 Pan Prokouk filmuje (Short) (screenplay)
 1947 Brigade (Short)
 1947 Pan Prokouk v pokusení (Short)
 1946 Hamster (Short)
 1946 Podkova pro stestí (Short)
 1946 Vánocní sen (Short)
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Former advertising man, window dresser and poster designer who became a noted pioneer of cinematic live action and animation techniques. From 1955, he produced a series of short fantasy and science-fiction films, which were celebrated for their visual artistry and influenced such later film makers as Terry Gilliam. See more »


Fantasy films, frequently using inventive combinations of animation and live action.

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