|Goat Story - The Old Prague Legends|
Czech theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jan Tománek|
|Produced by||Jan Tománek|
|Written by||Jan Tománek |
|Story by||Jan Tománek |
|Music by||David Solař|
|Edited by||Alois Fisárek|
Art And Animation studio
Visions In Technology
Phase 4 Films
|16 October 2008|
|Box office||$1.3 million|
Goat Story - The Old Prague Legends (Czech: Kozí příběh - pověsti staré Prahy) is a 2008 English-language the first Czech and East Europe 3D computer-animated fantasy comedy feature film written by David Sláma, produced and directed by Jan Tománek with music by David Solař and animated by Art And Animation studio. The film features the voices of Jiří Lábus, Matěj Hádek, Mahulena Bočanová, Michal Dlouhý, Petr Pelzer, Jan Přeučil, Viktor Preiss, Miroslav Táborský, Karel Heřmánek, Petr Nárožný, Dalimil Klapka, Pavel Rímský, Ota Jirák, Filip Jevič and Justin Svoboda. It was the first Czech and East Europe feature-length computer animated film. The film was theatrically released on October 16, 2008 by Phase 4 Films and Bontonfilm. It won the main prize at the 2010 Buenos Aires International Children's Film Festival. The film featured on the cover of the March 2008 edition of American magazine Animation.
The film features a comedic story about a friendship between the village-boy Kuba and his goat in medieval Prague. In Prague, Kuba falls in love with Máca, a worldly girl. The Goat begins to envy this relationship. Their story intertwines with that of the poor student Matěj Tale from Faust House and his contract with the Devil.
The film stars the voice talents of:
- Jiří Lábus as Goat
- Matěj Hádek as Kuba
- Mahulena Bočanová as Máca
- Michal Dlouhý as Matěj
- Petr Pelzer as Mistr Hanuš
- Jan Přeučil as Purkmistr
- Viktor Preiss as Konšel
- Miroslav Táborský as Priest Ignác
- Karel Heřmánek as Devil / Leader
- Petr Nárožný as Beggar
- Dalimil Klapka as Beggar
- Pavel Rímský as Beggar
- Ota Jirák as Taverner
- Filip Jevič as Student
- Justin Svoboda as Student
- Mike Buffo as Jemmy (English version)
- Luba Goy as Cořum (English version)
- Jo-Anne Krupa as Katy (English version)
The film was theatrically released on October 16, 2008 by Phase 4 Films and Bontonfilm and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 10, 2009 by Bontonfilm.
On 14 October 2001, it was announced that Jan Tománek was hired and set to direct, produce and write Goat Story - The Old Prague Legends. David Sláma co-wrote the script for the film. Karl T. Hirsch co-produced the film with the budget of $1.8 million for release in 2008. On 5 June 2003, it was announced that Jiří Lábus, Matěj Hádek, Mahulena Bočanová, Michal Dlouhý, Petr Pelzer, Jan Přeučil, Viktor Preiss, Miroslav Táborský, Karel Heřmánek, Petr Nárožný, Dalimil Klapka, Pavel Rímský, Ota Jirák, Filip Jevič and Justin Svoboda joined the film. Mike Buffo and Jo-Anne Krupa joined the cast on 9 July to voice Jemmy and Katy in the English version. On 10 December 2005, it was announced that David Solař would compose the music for the film. Development, animation, lighting, color and storyboarding of the film was completed in Prague, Czech Republic. On 8 March 2007, Phase 4 Films and Bontonfilm acquired distribution rights to the film.
The film was rated PG-13 for sensuality and nudity.
Bangkok International Film Festival 2009
|Golden Kinnaree Award||Feature Animation||Jan Tománek||Nominated|
Czech Lions 2009
|Czech Lion||Best Art Direction (Nejlepší výtvarný počin)||Jan Tománek||Nominated|
A sequel, Goat Story 2 was released in 2012.
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