Mihály Fazekas’ narrative poem features funny characters: in Döbrögi, all evil is revealed with hilarious irony in the quintessence of country bailiffs and overseers. The director smuggled himself into all of his fairytale films: the traits of Mattie’s goose shows similarities. Mattie, the sly and handsome hero of the film, as well as the other characters were designed by Marcell Jankovics. With an admission rate of 2.5 million, Mattie the Goose-Boy has become the most popular feature-length Hungarian cartoon ever.
Produced by Pannónia Filmstúdió, Directed by Attila Dargay ,Written by Mihiály Fazekas, Screenplay by Attila Dargay, József Nepp, József Romhányi, Director of Photography Irén Henrik Irén, Music by Tamás Daróczi Bárdos, Sound by Péter Bársony, Character Design by Marcell Jankovics, Background Design by József Nepp, Edited by Magda Hap, Voices Péter Geszti (young Matyi), András Kern (adult Matyi), László Csákányi (Döbrögi), Head of Studio Dr. György Matolcsy
Format 4:3 (1.33:1)
Running Time: 70’
Variations on a Dragon, Directed by Attila Dargay, 1967, 8’
Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2017