Vuk, colour, hungarian family film, 1981, dir: Attila Dargay, language: Hungarian, 76'
Directed by Attila Dargay
Screenplay by Attila Dargay, István Imre, Ede Tarbay
Director of photography: Irén Henrik
Music by Péter Wolf
Cast (voice): Judit Pogány, József Gyabronka, László Csákányi
Genre: animated drama
Production: Pannónia Film, Magyar Televízió
The moving tale of Vuk, the orphaned fox cub, remains the most popular full-length Hungarian cartoon to this day. It initially conquered audiences as a TV series then its movie version pulled in more than 2 million viewers. The director, Attila Dargay, did not turn his back on the Walt Disney traditions he greatly respected: István Fekete’s sentimental story and Dargay’s happy characters speak directly to the souls of children. Judit Pogány lent her voice to the young Vuk and József Gyabronka voiced the adult Vuk, but László Csákányi is similarly unforgettable as Karak. The digital restoration was completed with the help of cinematographer Irén Henrik, Dargay’s regular collaborator.
NFI Hungary – Film Archive