Essay

Back to the Design Discourse essay. I was afraid I won’t be able to find reliable information on Hungarian animation, but I was wrong. Just a few minutes of research was enough to come across useful links and books on the subject, so I only have to decide on what exactly my 2000 words will be about.

As I dig deeper and deeper into the subject I find real treasures I didn’t even know about. For example Ferenc Rófusz’s Oscar winning The Fly is even useful for our tonality project! And I think it’s really interesting too.

The books I found is Animation: A World History Volume III, and a few from a Hungarian author, Eszter Dizseri – Frame by frame looks the most interesting. Unfortunately I don’t know if I will be able to get a hold of the Hungarian book, I couldn’t find it anywhere so far…

There are loads of information on the Pannónia Filmstúdió’s archive website as well.

So far so good – I need to do more research, but I think I have a good start.

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Hungarian animations

I was thinking about the essay for Design Discourse 1. I had two main ideas, stop motion, or Hungarian animation, and after a bit of research I decided on the Hungarian one. I already know a few things about it, as I grew up on these cartoons, but as I was making a list of them I realized I know a lot more than I first thought. When I was a kid I didn’t care which nation made the cartoons and films I was watching, and I got across a few I didn’t think could be Hungarian. Unfortunately I can only work with the old and the really recent ones, as not many meaningful and mentionable were created at the begining of the 21st century.

Here is the list I made on a Hungarian website, this contains most of them made until the present.

This is one of my favourites, a series of Hungarian folk tales made from 1978-2011.