October 25, 2019

Boris Kolar at International Animation Day

Interduction of

Boris Kolar

The Croatian animator, director, screenwriter, cartoonist, illustrator and set designer. His dedication and work has marked the entire developmental period of Croatian animation.

The Exhibition

Through his artistic and intellectual work, Kolar tirelessly participated in the key developmental stages of Croatian animation in the second half of the 20th century, and made an exceptional contribution to the development of international audiences and the recognition of Croatian animation in a global context.

Through the prism of animation, he explored caricature, not only as satire or critique of a particular milieu or situation, but as a moving animated art, an expression that witfully constructed a wide range of variations in character individualization, in the use of 'gags' and the grotesque, down to graphically abstract choreographies.

Changes to his style are the result of the adoption and innovation in the application of painting techniques from reduction and stylization to geometrization and abstraction.

Together with his colleagues, he discovered new paths in animation, which set the fundamental values for the legendary Zagreb School of Animation.

Through several selected works and film screenings, this exhibition will present the importance of one of our artists and the master in animated film.

Exhibition curator: Iva Gasparovic


Exhibition: Boris Kolar

Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2019

10:00 – 22:00

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Organised by ASIFA Croatia and AM center. 

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The exhibition is co-financed by the Croatian Film Director's Association and the Croatian Audiovisual Center.

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satirical newspaper magazine

Young Kolar (16 years old) started his career in Kerempuh where he meet the great masters of comics and caricature, among whom where Ismet Voljevica, Dusan Vukotić, Vladimir Delać,Borivoj Dovniković, Oto Reisinger.
A future core of authors and contributors to development of animated film and it's specific(world known)art style in Croatia.

Boris Kolar, Kerempuh

Boris Kolar, Caricature in Kerempuh Magazine (Apr 26, 1952 / No 342)



Kravata Croatica (Short) 1991
Greetings from Croatia (Short) 1967-1977
Professor Balthazar (TV Series short) (22 episodes)
- Veseli most (1977)
- Svirka za mirka (1977)
- Stonozica bosica (1977)
- Oblacno sa svadavinama (1977)
- Maxol (1977)
1973 Man: The Polluter
1971 The Specialist (Short)
1964 Vau-Vau (Short)
1962 Bumerang (Short)
1960 Djecak i lopta (Short)
2019 Profesor Balthazar – Augustova treća sreća


Greetings from Croatia (Short) (animator)
1973 Man: The Polluter (animator) / (backgrounds)
1971 The Specialist (Short) (animator) 1967-1970 Professor Balthazar (TV Series short) (animator - 6 episodes)
1964 Vau-Vau (Short) (animator)
1959 Rep je ulaznica (Short) (animator)
1958 Koncert za masinsku pusku (Short) (animator)
1958 Prometni znaci ulični junaci (Short) (animator)
1957 Abra Kadabra (Short) (character designer)


Greetings from Croatia (Short)
Professor Balthazar (TV Series short) (writer - 11 episodes, 1967 - 1977) (written by - 7 episodes, 1967 - 1977) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
1964 Vau-Vau (Short)
1962 Bumerang (Short)
1960 Djecak i lopta (Short)
1959 Rep je ulaznica (Short)


Professor Balthazar (TV Series short) (7 episodes)
1958 Prometni znaci ulični junaci (Short)
1957 Cowboy Jimmy (Short)
1955 Jubilej gospodina Ikla
1955 Kod zubara (Short)
1955 Djevojka i hrast I (Short)
1954 Varteks: velika trka (Short)


Kravata Croatica (Short) (development artist)
1961 Nestasni robot (Short) (drawing)
1960 Djecak i lopta (Short) (drawings)
1958 Osvetnik (Short) (designer)
1958 Veliki strah (Short) (drawing)
1958 Prometni znaci ulični junaci (Short) (development artist)

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