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 asProfesor Baltazar
GenreAnimated television series
Created byZlatko Grgić
Directed byZlatko Grgić
Boris Kolar
Ante Zaninović
Composer(s)Tomica Simović[1]
Country of originCroatia (Yugoslavia)
No. of series4
No. of episodes59
Production
Running time5–10 minutes
Production company(s)Zagreb Film
Windrose Film
Release
Original release1967 –
1978
Professor Balthazar statue 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.

History[edit]

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]

Credits[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

(Order and titles according to region 2 DVD)

  • The Flying Fabian
  • A Windy Story
  • Maestro Koko
  • Of Mouse And Ben
  • Starlight Serenaders
  • The Rise And Fall Of Horatio
  • Martin Makes It To The Top
  • Knitting Pretty
  • Arts And Flowers
  • Lighthouse Keeping
  • The Inventor Of Shoes
  • Victor's Egg-O-Matic
  • Happiness For Two

Season 2[edit]

(Order and titles according to region 2 DVD)

  • Doctor Don't Little
  • The Night Watchman Must Fall
  • Cloud And Clear
  • Steepless Is Fynny
  • Bald Is Beautiful
  • Stumble-Bumps
  • Snow Time For Comedy
  • Bim Bam Bum
  • The Grave Little Tailor
  • Some Like It Hop
  • For Heaven's Cake
  • Some Like It Cold
  • Somewhat Over The Rainbow

Season 3[edit]

(Order and titles according to region 2 DVD)

  • Maxol
  • Water We Doing
  • Hat-On Flier
  • Cloudy With Brawlstorms
  • Pirates And Lollipops
  • Two Bees Or Not Two Bees
  • You're Fired!
  • Big-Saw Puzzle
  • Vanilla Monster
  • Lion's Share
  • Tenderfeet Centipede
  • Peppino Cicerone
  • Mike On The Bike

Season 4[edit]

(Order and titles according to region 2 DVD)

  • Crazy Times
  • Heart On Fire
  • The Sad Little Ghost
  • Two Top Hats
  • Dancing Willy Hik
  • Playing Tag
  • The Lost Rabbit
  • Clown Daniel
  • Abraham The Busy Shoemaker
  • Opera Star
  • Axel The Penguin
  • Business Is Business
  • Bird
  • Sporting Life
  • Champion
  • Street Musicians
  • The Great Snoring
  • The Trials Of Love
  • Happiness On Wings
  • An Endless Deviltry

References[edit]

  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". zagrebfilm.hr. Zagreb Film. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ "TV scheduled for 17/2/1976 17:50".

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