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''Treasure of Swamp Castle'' is the [[CompletelyDifferentTitle English-dubbed name]] of the movie ''Szaffi'', a 1985 Hungarian animated film from Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio, directed by Attila Dargay (the person who also gave Hungarian audiences another beloved cartoon, ''Animation/VukTheLittleFox''). It is based on, and has music from, Johann Strauss II's operetta The Gypsy Baron--which is based on the novel "A cigánybáró" (''The Gipsy Baron'') 1885 by Mór Jókai.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* AdaptationSequence: This is a cartoon based on an operetta based on a novel.
* AllThatGlitters: The main [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the film.
* AllThereInTheScript: The Governor's name is Feuerstein, but he's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep always referred to by his rank]] in the movie.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Of the above mentionad Johann Strauss operetta.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Baron Loncsár is a FatBastard with a spoiled daughter. The Governor is not an aristocrat, but has all intentions to become one.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Governor's sidekick Puzzola gives the following list of his "preferred crimes" (at least in the original Hungarian dub):
--> ''Document forgery, poison brewing, money forgery, [[AnachronismStew film]] [[TakeThatCritics reviews]]...''
* BearsAreBadNews: The Governor has a Bear Pit.
* BigBad: The Governor.
* BrokenAesop: A mild example: the movie is quite {{Anvilicious}} on that the real treasure is not gold but love... and yet the protagonists [[spoiler: get the gold in the end]].
* BuriedTreasure: The Governor thinks there is some hidden in the castle.
* {{BFG}}: The cannon is so big it takes dozens of men to put the ball in the barrel.
* CatsAreMean: Averted, Szaffi the cat is really nice.
* CoinOnAStringTrick: The guard is a recurring victim of this trope used as bribery, though it's done without the string.
* CuteKitten: Szaffi the cat.
* DontTellMama: Puzzola is often worried what his mother will say if she learns about his crimes. [[spoiler: For a good reason: she's a torturer in Bologna's dungeons.]]
* DreadfulMusician: The Baron's daughter drives the flute player to tears.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler: When the Governor is about to shoot Jónás and Szaffi, Puzzola reveals he's a NotSoHarmlessVillain: he knocks out the Governor by opening his high pressure valve, takes his gun and attemts to claim the treasure for himself.]]
* {{Expy}}: The protagonist, Jónás looks very similar to the titular character of Literature/LudasMatyi, an earlier animated film of Attila Dargay. In Hungarian, they share the same voice actor too.
** Baron Loncsár, like the antagonist in Literature/LudasMatyi, is also a FatBastard aristocrat, and the two characters also share a voice actor.
* FantasticLightSource: When it's getting dark, Szaffi's foster mother summons some fireflies.
* FatBastard: The Baron.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The Szaffi's foster mother, the gypsy, and, later, Szaffi herself.
* GodivaHair: Szaffi bathing.
* HarmlessVillain: The Governer's henchman Puzzola has multiple murder attempts fail.
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: While clumsy, Puzzola is a lot smarter and probably a lot more mean than the Governor, as he is the one suggesting him to kill the boy. He is admittedly an "intellectual criminal" rather than a murderer. [[spoiler: And in the end he turns against his master to claim the treasure for himself.]]
* HighPressureEmotion: The Governor is a LiteralMetaphor example--his pressure valve has to be released when he gets mad.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Eugene of Savoya in the battle scene that opens the movie.
* HotGypsyWoman: Subverted, as Szaffi not actually gypsy - she is a Turkish princess raised by a (probably) gypsy lady.
* HotWitch: The protagonist believes Szaffi is this.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: In her first scene as a grown-up, Szaffi bathes with her [[FriendToAllLivingThings animal friends]] completely naked (covered up with some SceneryCensor and GodivaHair). However, she puts on some clothes when she sees a man showing up.
* InstantMessengerPigeon: Averted with the Baron's messenger pigeon, which fails to deliver the message due to being attacked by Szaffi the cat.
* KarmaHoudini: The Baron. While [[spoiler: he tells the Governor to kill the boy when he fails to court his daughter]], he doesn't get punished.
* MeaningfulName: The Governor's name, Feuerstein, means "fire-stone" or "flint", matching his fiery temper.
** Also, Arzéna's name means "arsenic".
* MessyPig: The Baron surrounds himself with a lot of them.
* MissingMom: Jónás and Szaffi both escape with their fathers when they are children; their mothers aren't seen anywhere.
* MosesInTheBullrushes: Princess Szaffi is lost in the flood at the beginning, and adopted by gypsies.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The guard, falling victim for the CoinOnAStringTrick, takes off all his clothes in search for the coin.
* NamedWeapons: The [[{{BFG}} giant cannon]] in the opening siege scene is called [[BrawnHilda Brunhilda]].
* OfCorsetsSexy: The Baron's daughter. Played for laughs, since she's rather unattractive otherwise.
* PleaseShootTheMessenger: In a variant, after Jónás fails to ask out the Baron's daughter, the father sends a letter via messenger pigeon to the Governor that he should kill Jónás. Szaffi the cat, however, attacks the pigeon and takes it to Jónás, who decides to deliver the letter himself, turning it into this situation.
* SceneryCensor: Szaffi bathing again, it's a long scene.
* TakeThatCritics: In an ''very'' anachronistic gag, Puzzola mentions ''film reviews'' among his preferred crimes.
* TortureCellar: The Governor saved Puzzola from Bologna's dungeons. [[spoiler: He is returned there at the end of the movie - with his mother as the torturer.]]
* TheSiege: The film opens with one.
* SkinnyDipping: Szaffi's bathing scene.
* UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}: The protagonist's surrogate family. Possibly the old lady in the swamp too.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: A plot point, since the protagonist thinks the black cat is Szaffi because they share the same name. Subverted in that Szaffi, the girl is named after her baby sneeze, but it happens to be the same as the name of the old lady's cat.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Puzzola is rather upset when he learns the Governor gave the castle to the protagonist instead of killing him.
* WorthlessTreasureTwist: [[spoiler: Averted. While the protagonists learn a lesson about that the real treasure is love, they get the Sultan's treasure anyway.]]
* WrongGirlFirst: Jónás initially wants to marry the Baron's daughter Arzéna, until he realizes his heart really belongs to Szaffi.
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