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Nudnik was a Czechoslovak/Czech animated film series directed by Gene Deitch, produced by William Lawrence Snyder, and distributed by Paramount Studios. The shorts were released during 1965 and 1967 with 12 shorts, and a new series was made in 1991.
On Gene Deitch's entry on the IMDb website (see External links below) there are listings of eight short animated films featuring the Nudnik character.
The "pilot" episode of the series Here's Nudnik, originally called Nudnik #2, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1965.
|Title||Release Date||Alternate Title|
|01 - Here's Nudnik||August 1, 1965||Nudnik #2|
|02 - Drive On, Nudnik||November 1965||None|
|03 - Home Sweet Nudnik||March 1966||None|
|04 - Nudnik on a Shoestring||March 12, 1966||None|
|05 - Welcome, Nudnik'||May 1966||None|
|06 - Nudnik on the Roof||July 1966||None|
|07 - From Nudnik with Love||September 1966||None|
|08 - Who Needs Nudnik??||May 1967||None|
|09 - Nudnik on the Beach||May 1967||None|
|10 - Good Neighbor Nudnik||June 1967||None|
|11 - Nudnik's Nudnickel||August 1967||None|
|12 - I Remember Nudnik||September 1967||None|
Nudnik contains only one major character, named Yaramaz Nudnik. He can't do anything right; when he does something, it usually ends with disastrous results, and usually gets him in trouble.
Though there were other characters, they were unnamed. None of these characters appeared more than once.
A new animated series, The Nudnik Show was created in 1991. According to the IMDb listing, Jules Feiffer was a writer for the series, and the production companies were Paramount Pictures and Rembrandt Films.
- Mendoza, N.F. (January 7, 1996). "SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : At last, 'Nudnik' emerges from storage onto the Cartoon Network". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- Gene Deitch at the Internet Movie Database
- Nudnik at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Translation of the name/word "Yaramaz"
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