Marcell Jankovics

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The native form of this personal name is Jankovics Marcell. This article uses the Western name order.
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Marcell Jankovics (born 21 October 1941) is a Hungarian graphic artist, cartoon director, animator and author. He received his Oscar nomination for the 1974 animated short movie "Sisyphus"[1][2] That movie was used for a GMC Yukon Hybrid ad during the 2008 Super Bowl based on an agreement between the Hungarian film studio Pannónia and GM. He also received a Palme d'Or for the short movie "The Struggle" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977.[3] He has been presented multiple awards at the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival since 1985. In 2009, he was presented the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts[4]

He was born in Budapest, Hungary. From 1955 he attended the Pannonhalma Benedictine Secondary School. He started working at Pannónia in 1960.

Filmography[edit]

His filmography includes:

  • Sisyphus (1974)
  • Fehérlófia (1981)[5]
  • A Székely asszony és az ördög ("The Transsylvanian Woman and the Devil") (1985) - Winner of the 1st KAFF Prize for Best Series.[6]
  • Hol volt, hol nem volt ("A Hungarian Fairy Tale") (1987)[5]
  • Tangram (1988) - Winner of the KAFF Award for Best Animation.[7]
  • Magyar népmesék ("Hungarian Folk Tales") (1988-1996) - Jankovics was awarded the KAFF Prize for Best Film Series together with Zsuzsanna Kricskovics for their work on the episode entitled "Mindent járó malmocska" ("Mill Film").[7] He would go on to win the KAFF Prize for Best TV Series with Mária Horvát in 1996 for their work on the episode entitled "A pityke és a kökény" ("The Han and the Wild Plum")[8]
  • Jankula (1993) - Winner of the KAFF Award for the Category of Cultural History[9]
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000)[5]
  • Ének a Csodaszarvasról ("A Song About the Miraculous Hind") (2002) - Winner of the KAFF-Sponsored Award of the National Radio and Television Commission.[10]
  • Az ember tragédiája ("The Tragedy of Man") (2007) - Jankovics was awarded the KAFF Prize for Best Visual Language for the sequence entitled "Egy jottányit sem!" ("Not a Yod!") from Az ember tragédiája VII. szín ("The Tragedy of Man Part 7),[11] and the Jury's Special Mention at the 8th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials for this work.[12]
  • The Struggle[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sisyphus". IMDB. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Nomination for 1975 Academy Awards". Official Database of the Academy Awards. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Marcell Jankovics". IMDB. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts 2009". Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d Culhane, John. "Marcell Jankovics". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  6. ^ 1.Kecskeméti Animációs Filmszemle. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1985.
  7. ^ a b 2. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1988.
  8. ^ 4. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 1. Nemzetközi Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1996.
  9. ^ 3. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1993.
  10. ^ KAFF 2002 - Díjak (English: "KAFF 2002 - Award"). Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2002.
  11. ^ KAFF 2007 Díjak (English: "KAFF 2007 Awards"). Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2007.
  12. ^ 11. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 8. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2013.

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