Attila Dargay

Attila Dargay

Director

Attila Dargay (1927-2009) was a Hungarian graphic artist and animator responsible for many of the most popular animated films in his nation’s history. After being discharged from the College of Fine Arts in Budapest for political reasons in 1948, he found work as a set painter at Hungary’s National Theatre in 1951, which allowed him to train as an animator. From 1957, he was associated with the legendary Pannónia animation studio; his directorial debut came in 1959 with Don’t Give In, Little Man!. Among his most popular titles are Hajra, Mozdony! (1972), Mattie the Goose-boy (1977), The Little Fox (1981), The Treasure of Swamp Castle (1985), and Captain of the Forest (1988). He was also the author of several graphic novels and comic strips, the most famous featuring a dog named Kalja.

Films