Kekec

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Kekec
Josip Vandot.jpg
Josip Vandot (creator of Kekec)
First appearance Zvonček (y.19#1/2)
1 January 1918
Kekec na hudi poti
(Kekec on the Hard Path)
Created by Josip Vandot
Portrayed by Matija Barl (1951)
Velimir Gjurin (1963)
Zlatko Krasnič (1968)
Information
Aliases Mežnarčev Gregec
Gender male
Occupation fearless boy and
a mountain shepherd
fighting Bedanec and Pehta
Family Mežnar
Nationality Slovenian

Kekec is a Slovenian fictional child character created by Josip Vandot in 1918 when it was first published in Kekec on the Hard Path (Kekec na hudi poti) at the Zvonček (year19#1/2) publication.[1]

List of characters[edit]

  • Kekec (Mežnarčev Gregec) - is widely recognized as a Slovenian superhero and cultural icon. Kekec is a brave boy, a fearless shepherd from the highlands of his home region, Kranjska Gora and Julian Alps. He is good guy who is fighting an evil wild hunter from the mountains (Bedanec) and evil herbalist woman from mountains who is stealing children (Pehta).[2]
  • Bedanec (or. Bedanc) - evil poacher with long beard from the mountains
  • Mojca - sister of Rožle, captured by Bedanec and Pehta
  • Pehta - wild woman from the mountains
  • Rožle - scared boy, a friend of Kekec
  • Kosobrin - tiny old herbalist
  • Tinkara
  • Brincelj
  • Vitranc
  • Tinka

Vandot's original novels[edit]

Original trilogy short novels with Kekec as the main character were published as annex in Zvonček publication, not in one piece at once but in total 12 parts for each novel:

# Title Issue date in twelwe parts Author Publisher Pages Note
1 "Kekec on the Hard Path"
(Kekec na hudi poti)
1 January – 1 December 1918 Josip Vandot Zvonček (youth publication) 86 in January and July two parts were published, none in February and June
2 "Kekec on the Wolf Trail"
(Kekec na volčji sledi)
1 January – 1 December 1922 Josip Vandot Zvonček (youth publication) 117 in July two parts were published; none in August
3 "Kekec Above the Lonely Abyss"
(Kekec nad samotnim breznom)
1 January – 1 December 1924 Josip Vandot Zvonček (youth publication) 123 novel was published on every first in the month

Novels weren't published in one piece, but every month one or two parts, as Zvonček publication was released at only every first in the month.

Gale's film trilogy[edit]

Jože Gale (trilogy director)

Jože Gale directed Slovene/Yugoslav film trilogy about Kekec, based on novels by Josip Vandot. But only the first and second film were a direct adaptation of the second and third book:

# Title Premiere Director Producer Composer Prod. company Distribution Based on Character (actor) Note
1 "Kekec" 18 December 1951 Jože Gale Dušan Povh Marjan Kozina Triglav Film Vesna film (prvotno)
Viba film (trenutno)
"Kekec nad
samotnim breznom
"
(1924)
Kekec (Matija Barl)
Kosobrin (Frane Milčinski)
Bedanec (France Presetnik)
Mojca (Zdenka Logar)
Tinka (Alenka Lobnikar)
Rožle (Jože Mlakar)
Mišnjek (Modest Sancin)
first ever Slovenian feature film with international award
2 "Good Luck, Kekec"
(Srečno, Kekec!)
15 December 1963 Jože Gale Dušan Povh Marjan Vodopivec Viba film Viba film "Kekec na volčji sledi"
(1922)
Kekec (Velimir Gjurin)
Mojca (Blanka Florjanc)
Rožle (Martin Mele)
Pehta (Ruša Bojc)
oče (Bert Sotlar)
mati (Marija Goršič)
berač (Stane Sever)
first ever Slovenian feature film in colors
3 "Kekec's Tricks"
(Kekčeve ukane)
23 December 1968 Jože Gale Ljubo Struna Bojan Adamič Viba film Vesna film (prvotno)
Viba film (trenutno)
"po motivih Vandotovih pripovedk o Kekcu" Kekec (Zlatko Krasnič)
Bedanec (Polde Bibič)
Rožle (Boris Ivanovski)
Mojca (Jasna Krofak)
Tinkara (Fanika Podobnikar)
Brincelj (Milorad Radovič)
Vitranc (Jože Zupan)
the last and the worst film about Kekec

bad critics and
low cinema visit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kekec na hudi poti; published 1 January 1918 in Zvončkek N.19/1,2 publication". dlib.si. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Helga Glušič, Sto Slovenskih Pripovednikov (Ljubljana: Prešernova družba, 1996) ISBN 961-6186-21-3

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