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The Substitute
Directed by Dušan Vukotić
Written by Rudolf Sremec
Zagreb Film
Distributed by Herts-Lion
Release date(s) 1961
Running time 10 min.
Country SFR Yugoslavia
Language none

Surogat[1] (known in English as Ersatz and The Substitute[1]) is a 1961 Yugoslavian short animated film by Dušan Vukotić, produced by Zagreb Film, then a Yugoslav film production company. The film won an Academy Award for Short Subjects (Cartoons) in 1962.[2] The film is also known by several other names in other languages: Cypporar, Der Ersatz, Le Succēdanē and Surrogatto.


A man takes a trip to the beach and every object he brings with him, no matter how unlikely, is inflatable.


  1. ^ a b Surogat at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Croatian Art © by Darko Zubrinic, Zagreb (1995)

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