Goat Story

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Goat Story - The Old Prague Legends
Kozi pribeh.jpg
Czech theatrical release poster
Directed byJan Tománek
Produced byJan Tománek
Written byJan Tománek
David Sláma
Story byJan Tománek
David Sláma
StarringJiří 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
Justin Svoboda
Music byDavid Solař
CinematographyJan Tománek
Edited byAlois Fisárek
Jan Tománek
Production
company
Art And Animation studio
Visions In Technology
D production
Ceská Televize
Distributed byBontonfilm
Phase 4 Films
Release date
16 October 2008[1]
Running time
80 minutes
CountryCzech Republic
LanguageCzech
English
Budget$1.8 million
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.[2] The film featured on the cover of the March 2008 edition of American magazine Animation.[3]

It was also the very first CGI-animated film to be Rated PG-13 by the MPAA in the United States.

In 2012 Art And Animation studio produced the sequel of the movie Goat story with Cheese.

In 2015 put producers the movie on YouTube for free. There are many language mutations (Except the original Czech, also English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Hindi) [4].

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

The film stars the voice talents of:

Release[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

Jan Tománek is the film’s director, producer, writer and editor.

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.

Rating[edit]

The film was rated PG-13 for sensuality and nudity.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed $1.3 million in the Czech Republic. With admission 350.000 just in Czech Republic it became the most successful Czech animated movie ever.

Awards[edit]

Bangkok International Film Festival 2009[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
Golden Kinnaree Award Feature Animation Jan Tománek Nominated

Czech Lions 2009[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
Czech Lion Best Art Direction (Nejlepší výtvarný počin) Jan Tománek Nominated

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Goat Story 2 was released in 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czech CGI movie Goat Story released". Radio Prague. 16 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Goat Story awarded in Buenos Aires". Czech News Agency. 16 September 2010. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Kozí příběh, první český 3D film, zaujal i v Hollywoodu". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 26 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Youtube channel - AAA studio".

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