Professor Balthazar

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Professor Balthazar
Professor Balthazar and his machine.jpg
Professor Balthazar is able to solve all problems by using his magic machine.[1]
Also known as Profesor Baltazar
Genre Animated television series
Created by Zlatko Grgić
Directed by Zlatko Grgić
Boris Kolar
Ante Zaninović
Composer(s) Tomica Simović[1]
Country of origin Croatia (Yugoslavia)
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 59
Production
Running time 5–10 minutes
Production company(s) Zagreb Film
Windrose Film
Broadcast
Original run 1967 – 1978

Professor Balthazar was a Croatian cartoon series for children about an old inventor that ran from 1967 to 1978. It was created by animator Zlatko Grgić.

History[edit]

The series was created for television by the Croatian animator Zlatko Grgić at the Zagreb Film studio. Fifty-nine episodes of the cartoon were made between 1967 and 1974.

The cartoon has been shown in subsequent years in several countries besides the former Yugoslavia, including United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain, Iran, Greece, Canada and Zimbabwe.

From 1971 to 1973, episodes were featured on the ABC-TV children's program Curiosity Shop. The cartoon inventor was the basis for the show's puppet character, Baron Balthazar, and the cartoons were shown as animated sequences of the Baron's tales of his adventures and inventions back in "downtown Bosnia."

The cartoon was also shown in the United States in the 1980s on Pinwheel as well as on the ABC in Australia.

A CGI revival was planned in the late 1990s and was completed in 2007.

Credits[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • Inventor of Shoes
  • Hannibal's Alps
  • The Rise and Fall of Horatio
  • Flying Fabian
  • Martin at the Top
  • On Mouse and Watches
  • Birthday Story
  • Happiness for Two
  • Wicked Aunts
  • Victor's Egg-Machine
  • Windy Story
  • Starry Quartet
  • Maestro Koko

Season 2[edit]

  • Alfred the Night Guard
  • Bim-Bum
  • Miraculous Cake
  • Animal Doctor
  • Professor Balthasar's Rainbow
  • Figaro Hop
  • Silvestar the Tailor
  • Icy Hot
  • Hairless Dolls
  • Cloudy Story
  • Clumsiness Issues
  • Zvonko from the Belltower
  • The Largest Snowman

Season 3[edit]

  • Amadeus's Ears
  • Flower Drama
  • The Problem with Piracy
  • Lion's Troubles
  • Maxol
  • Fu-Fu the Monster
  • Cloudy with Bickering
  • Peppino Cicerone
  • Charlie the Penguin
  • Miss Chilopoda Barefoot
  • Play for Mirko
  • Fireman Story
  • Happy Bridge

Season 4[edit]

  • Balthazar's Love
  • Balthazar's Watch
  • Spiritual Story
  • Two Cylinders
  • Hik
  • Lost Rabbit
  • Playing the Hunter
  • Daniel the Clown
  • Kroko the Cobbler
  • Opera Star
  • Axel the Penguin
  • Work is Work
  • Bird
  • Sport Life
  • Champion
  • Street Musicians
  • Big Snore
  • Violeta and Franc
  • Windmill
  • Air

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nina Ožegović (4 December 2006). "Hoćemo Baltazara za simbol grada Zagreba" [We want Balthazar as a symbol of the city] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

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