A long, long time ago or maybe not that long… Far, far away or maybe quite near… poor Susana had to become a servant to a greedy Gazda. Every day, from dawn to dusk, she had to look after the geese and a cow, receiving in return just a slice of bread and a roof over her head.
One day she saw a Frog who was too weak to reach water. Susana carried it to the river. To her astonishment, the Frog soon re-emerged from under the surface as the King of Water Sprites and invited her to his underwater kingdom. He wanted to reward her for her help, but Susana asked only for the river to stop flooding the near-by fields and meadows. When Susanka returned to her hut, it turned out that the Water Sprites had given her gold. The greedy Gazda forced Susana to tell him where she got such riches from. He then ran to the river and demanded gold for himself. However, the King of the Water Sprites prepared a surprise for him…
Directed, artwork by Monika Martini-Madej
Screenplay, dialogue by Barbara Kurek
(based on the tale by Gustaw Morcinek)
Music composed by Celina Monikowska – Martini
Music performed by Jan Martini
Camera 2D by Krzysztof Napierała, Mikołaj Pilchowski, Ewelina Stefańska
Editing by Krzysztof Napierała
Background by Monika Martini – Madej, Rita Verniers, Krzysztof Różański
Layout by Janusz Gałązkowski, Jarosław Szyszko, Andrzej Morawski
Animation by Waldemar Szajkowski, Wioletta Urbanek-Sobolewska, Beata Strzelecka, Piotr Giersz, Grażyna Firląg, Elżbieta Kandziora, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Ewa Rodewald, Janusz Gałązkowski
Ink and Paint by Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Olejniczak, Violetta Pawlewska, Iwona Bartczak, Barbara Hurysz, Katarzyna Gałązkowska, Katarzyna Jaszczak, Przemysław Maksimowicz, Karolina Sobolewska, Janina Raczkowska
Test-line by Anna Gałązkowska
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Grzegorz Nawrocki, Agnieszka Kunikowska, Robert Tondera, Waldemar Barwiński, Katarzyna Łaska, Grzegorz Drojewski, Cezary Kwieciński
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′, colour, format 16:9
Date of production: 30.12.2008 © TVP SA 2008