A long, long time ago or maybe not that long… Far, far away or maybe quite near…
…but this time it was a very long time ago and very far away, the brave Wshemil escaped from Tartar captivity. On his way home he met three old men. With one he shared water, with another his bread and the third received from him his last coin. The old men thanked him by giving him a staff, bag and pipe. When Wshemil arrived in his village, he saw that his house had been destroyed. So, he set off in search of work. In a roadside inn he was told that the Lord of a near-by castle was seeking a shepherd. Everybody warned him not to go there, because this was no ordinary job. However, Wshemil applied for the position and was told that his task would be to shepherd one thousand hares without losing a single animal…
Directed by Zuzanna Krzysik (debut)
Screenplay, dialogue by Grażyna Dyksińska-Rogalska
(based on the tale by Janina Porazińska)
Artistic executive by Witold Giersz
Artwork by Zuzanna Krzysik (characters) and Bożena Jędrzejewicz – Krzysik (background)
Music composed and performed by Arnold Dąbrowski
Camera 2D, editing by Krzysztof Napierała
Layout by Lesław Budzelewski, Piotr Giersz, Janusz Jamrog
Animation by Janusz Matusik, Anna Frajczyk, Ewa Klimas, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Roman Janeczko, Waldemar Szajkowski, Elżbieta Kandziora, Roman Frajczyk, Ewa Rodewald, Grażyna Firląg, Wioletta Urbanek-Sobolewska, Alicja Englert
Ink and paint by Alina Góral, Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Olejniczak, Violetta Pawlewska, Janina Raczkowska
Test-line by Dariusz Antczak
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Grzegorz Nawrocki, Krzysztof Szczerbiński, Stefan Knothe, Zbigniew Konopka Cezary Kwieciński, Julia Kołakowska-Bytner, Robert Tondera, Hanna Kinder-Kiss, Brygida Turowska-Szymczak
Co-operation by Anna Jaroch
Sound by Wiesław Jurgała
Production Managing by Mariola Olejniczak
Series Editor by Katarzyna Komorowska
Series Executive Producer by Ewa Sobolewska
Production: TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd.
Producer and Distribution: Telewizja Polska S.A.
Cartoon, Digital Betacam; 13:00 min.; colour; format 16:9
Date of production: 01.12.2009 © TVP S.A.