Creator / Pannonia Film Studio
Pannonia Film Studio
(originally spelled as Pannónia Filmstúdió
) is a Hungarian animation film company. Being the only animation company in Hungary until the 1990s, it is notable for producing the majority of Hungarian animated shorts, television series and full-length films, many classic examples of Eastern European Animation
The studio began its work as a division of the Hungarian Film Production Company in the 1950s, becoming independent in 1957. The peak of the studio's work was in the '70s and '80s, when it released the films for which it is most remembered. In the 1990s, when numerous western animated shows
were imported to Hungary, the company couldn't keep up with the competition. Since then, they haven't produced any big hit, and struggle with financial problems.
Animated films produced by Pannonia Film Studio:
- Canon Discontinuity: Unlike the rest of the films (most of which are beloved classics in Hungary), Felix the Cat: The Movie is based on a franchise almost unknown in Hungary, and was never released in its country of origin. It is almost never mentioned by its creators.
- Deranged Animation: Anything done by Marcell Jankovics, one of the studio's most prominent directors.
- Development Hell: Their films suffered from this since the 1990s. Their latest release, The Tragedy of Man, is an especially egregious example, which took 28 years to finish.
- Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted. Almost every film by them includes one or two characters getting drunk.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: To a varying extent.
- International Coproduction: Many of their works. Pumuckl with Germany, The Princess and the Goblin with Wales, Time Masters with France, etc.
- Mind Screw: Hófehér. It makes much more sense if you know about communism and the Hungarian regime, but without it, it's hard to figure out the symbolism.
- No Export for You: Fortunately averted with most of their films, which are available with English dub.