Little from the Fish Shop

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Little from the Fish Shop
Directed by Jan Balej
Produced by Nelly Jenčíková
Screenplay by Jan Balej
Based on "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen
Music by Vincent Favrat
Chapelier Fou
Yann Tiersen
Cinematography Alan Soural
Edited by Patrik Pass
Miracle Film
Release date
28 May 2015
Running time
75 minutes
Country Czech Republic
Language Czech
Budget € 1.5 million

Little from the Fish Shop (Czech: Malá z rybárny) is a Czech animated film written and directed by Jan Balej. The film is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Little Mermaid". It uses puppets animated in stop motion.


in this story It tells the tall of the fish king and his family, who are forced to move from the sea and set up fish shop. The youngest daughter, Little, then falls in love with a human man.


The film was produced through Miracle Film with co-production support from companies in Slovakia and France. It received eight million Czech crowns from the Czech State Cinematographic Fund, 90,000 euro from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and 250,000 euro from Eurimages. The full budget corresponded to 1.5 million euro. Principal photography took 410 days. The film is set to be released in 2015.[1]

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  1. ^ Meils, Cathy (2014-07-07). "Balej Animated Fish Shop Gets Sneak Peak at KVIFF". Film New Europe. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

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