Professor Balthazar

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Professor Balthazar
Professor Balthazar and his machine.jpg
Professor Balthazar is able to solve all problems by using his magic machine.[1]
Also known as 'Profesor Baltazar'
Genre Animated television series
Created by Zlatko Grgić
Directed by Zlatko Grgić
Boris Kolar
Ante Zaninović
Composer(s) Tomica Simović[1]
Country of origin Croatia (Yugoslavia)
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 59
Running time 5–10 minutes
Production company(s) Zagreb Film
Windrose Film
Original release 1967 – 1978
Professor Balthazar model in Zagreb

Professor Balthazar is a Croatian animated television series for children about an old inventor that was produced between 1967 and 1978. It was created by animator Zlatko Grgić.


The series was created for television by the Croatian animator Zlatko Grgić at the Zagreb Film studio.[citation needed] Fifty-nine episodes of the cartoon were made between 1967 and 1978.[2]

The cartoon has been shown in subsequent years in several countries besides the former Yugoslavia, including United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel,[3] Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain, Iran, Greece, Canada and Zimbabwe.[citation needed]

From 1971 to 1973, episodes were featured on the American ABC-TV children's program Curiosity Shop. The cartoon inventor was the basis for the show's puppet character, Baron Balthazar, and the cartoons were shown as animated sequences of the Baron's tales of his adventures and inventions back in "downtown Bosnia".[citation needed]

The cartoon was also shown in the United States in the 1980s on Pinwheel as well as on the ABC in Australia.[citation needed]

In 2011, 59 episodes have been restored by DVDlab, and published on DVD.[citation needed]



Season 1[edit]

  • Inventor of Shoes
  • Hannibal's Alps
  • The Rise and Fall of Horatio
  • Flying Fabian
  • Martin at the Top
  • On Mouse and Watches
  • Birthday Story
  • Happiness for Two
  • Wicked Aunts
  • Victor's Egg-Machine
  • Windy Story
  • Starry Quartet
  • Maestro Koko

Season 2[edit]

  • Alfred the Night Guard
  • Bim-Bum
  • Miraculous Cake
  • Animal Doctor
  • Professor Balthasar's Rainbow
  • Figaro Hop
  • Silvestar the Tailor
  • Icy Hot
  • Hairless Dolls
  • Cloudy Story
  • Clumsiness Issues
  • Zvonko from the Belltower
  • The Largest Snowman

Season 3[edit]

  • Amadeus's Ears
  • Flower Drama
  • The Problem with Piracy
  • Lion's Troubles
  • Maxol
  • Fu-Fu the Monster
  • Cloudy with Bickering
  • Peppino Cicerone
  • Charlie the Penguin
  • Miss Chilopoda Barefoot
  • Play for Mirko
  • Fireman Story
  • Happy Bridge

Season 4[edit]

  • Balthazar's Love (11)
  • Balthazar's Watch (15)
  • Spiritual Story (16)
  • Two Cylinders (12)
  • Hik (10)
  • Lost Rabbit (4)
  • Playing the Hunter (18)
  • Daniel the Clown (8)
  • Kroko the Cobbler (13)
  • Opera Star (19)
  • Axel the Penguin (6)
  • Work is Work (9)
  • Bird (5)
  • Sport Life (20)
  • Champion (17)
  • Street Musicians (2)
  • Big Snore (1)
  • Violeta and Franc (3)
  • Windmill (14)
  • Air (7)


  1. ^ a b Nina Ožegović (4 December 2006). "Hoćemo Baltazara za simbol grada Zagreba" [We want Balthazar as a symbol of the city]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Professor Balthazar". Zagreb Film. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "TV scheduled for 17/2/1976 17:50". 

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