Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki (TV series)

Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki[a] was a Polish-language fantasy animated series produced by Studio Filmów Rysunkowych from 1969 to 1970, that was based on 1965 children's book Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki by Stanisław Pagaczewski. The series had 1 season consisting of 13 episodes, each lasting from 6 to 7 minutes. The episodes were directed by Władysław Nehrebecki, Alfred Ledwig, Edward Wątor, Józef Byrdy, Bronisław Zeman, Wacław Wajser, and Stanisław Dülz, while the scrips were written by Zofia Olak and Leszek Mech.[1] The series were continued by Wyprawa profesora Gąbki, that was produced from 1978 to 1980.[2]

Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki
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Sculpture of the main character, Wawel Dragon, in Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
GenreFantasy
Based onPorwanie Baltazara Gąbki by Stanisław Pagaczewski
Written by
Directed by
Music by
Country of originPoland
Original languagePolish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Cinematography
Running time6–7 minutes
Production companyStudio Filmów Rysunkowych
Release
Picture format4:3
Original release1969 (1969) –
1970 (1970)

PlotEdit

The famous biologist and explorer, Baltazar Gąbka, travels to the Raincoat Land (Polish: Kraina Deszczowców), in order to study the flying frogs. As he does not return to his country after a long time, Duke Krakus orders to organize the rescue expedition to find him, and bring him back. The expedition was joined by Wawel Dragon and Bartolini Bartłomiej of Zielona Pietruszka coat of arms, who was the royal chef. They travel from the city of Kraków to the Raincoat Land in their amphibious vehicle. The main characters are followed by Don Pedro de Pommidore, the spy from the Raincoat Land.[1][3]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Smok – Expedition"Władysław Nehrebecki1969
2"W zbójeckim obozie"Alfred Ledwig1969
3"Oberża Pod Wesołym Karakonem"Edward Wątor1969
3"Spotkanie ze smokiem Mlekopijem"Józef Byrdy1969
4"W krainie króla Słoneczko"Edward Wątor1969
5"Ucieczka"Bronisław Zeman1969
7"W krainie Bo-Bo"Wacław Wajser1970
8"Przez trzy morza"Edward Wątor1970
9"Przez kraj Deszczowców"Stanisław Dülz1970
10"Zdobycie pałacu"Stanisław Dülz1970
11"Nocna bitwa"Józef Byrdy1970
12"Don Pedro"Wacław Wajser1970

CitationsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Translation from Polish: The kidnapping of Baltazar Gąbka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki". filmpolski.pl (in Polish).
  2. ^ "Wyprawa profesora Gąbki". filmpolski.pl (in Polish).
  3. ^ "Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki". filmweb.pl (in Polish).