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The Substitute
Directed byDušan Vukotić
Written byRudolf Sremec
Music byTomica Simović
Distributed byHerts-Lion
Release date
  • December 31, 1961 (December 31, 1961)
Running time
10 minutes

Surogat[1] (known in English as Ersatz and The Substitute) is a 1961 Yugoslav short animated film by Croatian director Dušan Vukotić, produced by Zagreb Film, then a Yugoslav film production company. [2] The film won an Academy Award for Short Subjects (Cartoons) in 1962.[3] [4] The film is also known by several other names in other languages: Cypporar, Der Ersatz, Le Succēdanē and Surrogatto. The Academy Film Archive preserved Ersatz in 2012.[5]


A man takes a trip to the beach and every object he brings with him, no matter how unlikely, is inflatable. [6] [7]


  1. ^ FilmAffinity
  2. ^ MUBI
  3. ^ Croatian Art © by Darko Zubrinic, Zagreb (1995)
  4. ^ Short Film Winners: 1962 Oscars-YouTube
  5. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
  6. ^ 1962 Ersatz( Surogat) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive
  7. ^ "SUROGAT"/ERSATZ" on Vimeo

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