7 February 1927|
Bileća, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Died||8 July 1998
Krapinske Toplice, Croatia
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Dušan Vukotić (7 February 1927 – 8 July 1998) was a Yugoslav and Croatian cartoonist, author and director of animated films of Montenegrin descent. He is the best known member of the Zagreb school of animated films.
Vukotić was born in Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina (at the time Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes). His grandfather Kinjo was a brother of Serdar Janko Vukotić, and died during the Siege of Scutari.
After the 1960s, he rarely made short animated films, making three full-length movies - a fantasy tale for children, Sedmi kontinent ("The Seventh Continent", 1966), an action movie, Akcija Stadion ("Operation Stadium") about the resistance of Zagreb students to the Ustaša regime in 1941, and the science fiction/horror parody Gosti iz galaksije ("Visitors from the Galaxy of Arkana", 1981). In 1963, he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival.
He also taught film directing at the Zagreb Academy for Dramatic Art from the founding of its Film department in 1967 until his retirement in the early 1990s.
After 1973, he was a member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Vukotić died in Krapinske Toplice near Zagreb at the age of 71.
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