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Se-ma-for is a Polish animation studio. Founded in Łódź, Poland in 1947, the company has created many animated cartoons and stop motion puppet animations for young and mature audiences. The name, meaning literally Se-ma-phore, is an acronym of Studio Małych Form Filmowych - Studio of Small Film Forms.

Its most famous productions include the children's shows: Miś Uszatek, Przygody misia Colargola, The Moomins (pol. Opowiadania Muminków), Troubles the Cat, Przygody kota Filemona, Przygód kilka wróbla Ćwirka, Zaczarowany ołówek and the film Peter and the Wolf.

Józef Skrobiński worked at this studio for some time.

Peter and the Wolf[edit]

In February 2008, one of it short animated films, Peter and the Wolf directed by Suzie Templeton with Marek Skrobecki as the chief set designer and co-director, received the Academy Award for best animated short film. It was the second Oscar-winning film made by the studio - the first came in the same category in 1982 - "Tango" by Zbigniew Rybczyński.

The principal photography was shot entirely in within the Se-ma-for animation studios in Łódź, Poland.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2009-06-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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