Dušan Vukotić (7 February 1927 – 8 July 1998) was a Yugoslav cartoonist, author and director of animated films of Montenegrin descent. He is the best known member of the Zagreb school of animated films.
|Died||8 July 1998 (aged 71)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Vukotić was born in Bileća, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to father Radovan Vukotić and mother Darinka Vučinić. His father Radovan was a Royal Yugoslav Army sub-colonel who got captured in the vicinity of Gornji Milanovac by the invading Wehrmacht force during the Nazi German invasion of Yugoslavia, spending the remainder of World War II in Osnabrück prison camp. His mother Darinka was a daughter of Milutin Vučinić, Montenegrin army officer and one time prime minister. His paternal grandfather Mojaš "Kinjo" Vukotić who died during the 1912-1913 Siege of Scutari was serdar Janko Vukotić's brother.
He directed Surogat ("Ersatz"), which won an Oscar for best animated short in 1961, becoming the first foreign film to do so. Another of his films, Igra ("The Game"), was nominated for an Academy Award in 1964.
After the 1960s, he rarely made short animated films, making three full-length movies - a fantasy tale for children, Sedmi kontinent ("The Seventh Continent", 1966), an action movie, Akcija Stadion ("Operation Stadium") about the resistance of Zagreb students to the Ustaša regime in 1941, and the science fiction/horror parody Gosti iz galaksije ("Visitors from the Galaxy of Arkana", 1981). In 1963, he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival.
He also taught film directing at the Zagreb Academy for Dramatic Art from the founding of its Film department in 1967 until his retirement in the early 1990s.
After 1973, he was a member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Vukotić died in Krapinske Toplice near Zagreb at the age of 71.
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