Jiří Trnka (24 February 1912, Plzeň – 30 December 1969, Prague) was a Czech puppet maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director. In addition to his extensive career as an illustrator, especially of children’s books, he is best known for his work in animation with puppets, which began in 1946. Most of his movies were intended for adults, and many of them were adaptations of literary works of Czech authors or foreigners. Because of his influence in animation, he was called “the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe”, despite the great differences between their works.
- watch me move – the animation show at the barbican (akickupthearts.wordpress.com)
- Wladyslaw Starewicz, The Bug Trainer, Stop Motion, and the bugs eating your brain. (connectrussia.wordpress.com)