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Johnny Corncob

Annecy Classics: Johnny Corncob

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A colorful and wonderfully poetic major Hungarian classic!

Hungary, 1973. Director Marcell Janckovics creates the first Hungarian feature-length animated film, János Vitéz (Johnny Corncob). Although the narrative starts out by following a young man torn from his loved ones as he embarks on an adventure in a world at war, this foundational work takes a unique turn towards a fantasy-world filled with color and poetry.

Enjoy a uniquely esthetic and psychedelic experience, with a touch of Art Nouveau and references to vibrant pop culture. Don’t miss the chance to see this film!

With Annecy Classics, the Festival pays tribute to timeless shorts and features to remind us of the great moments in the history of animation. It highlights avant-garde techniques, the journey of brilliant directors, and celebrates key events. Take a break and rediscover the great animated classics!

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The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Johnny Corncob

    Directed by: Marcell JANKOVICS

    Country: Hungary

    Year of production: 1973

    Running time: 01 h 20 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: drawing on cels

    Version: Version originale hongroise sous-titrée anglais ou français

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Marcell JANKOVICS


    Based on: Sándor Petőfi

    Script: Marcell Jankovics, Tamás Szabó Sipos, Péter Szoboszlay

    Graphics: Marcell Jankovics, Zsolt Richly

    Camera: Zoltán Bacsó, Attila Csepela, Irén Henrik, Klári Kassai, Csaba Nagy

    Music: János Gyulai Gaál

    Voice: György Cserhalmi, Anikó Nagy, Erzsi Pártos