Imre Hajdú (Hungarian: [ˈimrɛ ˈhɒjduː]; 26 January 1910 or 1911 – 21 October 1989) better known by his stage name Jean Image (French: [ʒɑ̃ imaʒ]) was a Hungarian-French director, script writer and producer of French animation films.
January 26, 1910
|Died||October 21, 1989 (aged 79)|
|Occupation||Animator, Director, Script-writer, Producer|
|Spouse(s)||Eraine Image |
His stage name, "Image" is based upon the French pronunciation of "Im-Haj", the first syllables of his name.
In 1959, he participated in the creation of Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Jean Image was also the author of a book on animation titled "Le Dessin animé : initiation à la technique" (1979).
He emigrated to France in 1932 where he worked on films and eventually produced several shorts on his own. After the war, influenced by the classic style of Walt Disney's films, he became the first French producer of the full-length animated film (Johnny the Giant Killer). In 1948, he founded the Films Jean Image company and in 1960 he devoted himself to producing television cartoon series. Two of these series (Kiri le Clown and Joe), have become very popular.
His first wife was Eraine Image (born Germaine Suzanne Charvot). He was later married to France Image, with whom he co-wrote his later movies and series.
|1950||Johnny the Giant Killer||Yes||Debut feature film|
|1970||Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse||Yes|
|1973||Joe the Little Boom Boom (Joe petit boum-boum)||Yes|
|1979||Little Orbit the Astrodog and the Screechers from Outer Space (Pluk, naufragé de l'espace)||Yes|
|Les Fabuleuses Aventures du legendaire Baron de Munchausen||Yes|
|1984||Le Secret des sélénites||Yes|
|1944||Les Noirs jouent et gagnent la révolte des notes||Yes||Yes||short-film|
|1946||Rhapsodie de Saturne||Yes||Yes||Short-film|
|1954||La Cigale et la fourmi||Yes||short-film|
|1955||Monsieur Victor ou La Machine à explorer le temps||Yes||Short-film|
|1956||Le Loup et l'agneau||Yes||Short-film|
|Un grain de bon sens||Yes||Short-film|
|L'Aventure du Père Noël||Yes||Short-film|
|1958||La Petite reine||Yes||Short-film|
|1974||Le Crayon magique||Yes||Short-film|
- "IMAGE Jean". www.lesgensducinema.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
- Orosz, Anna Ida and Orosz, Márton. Vissza a szülőföldre! – IV. rész – Magyarok Franciaországban. FilmKultura. 2011. Archived 2013-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
- "Eraine Albums". www.rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.