A long, long time ago or maybe not that long… Far, far away or maybe quite near… in a village on the Baltic coast lived a boy called Mikołaj.
When others were at work, Mikołaj preferred to spend his time doing mischief or searching the beaches for amber. He dug up the roots of pine trees growing on the dunes, convinced that he would find his precious amber there. One day, he saw the Water Maiden leave the water and place an amber crown on the sand. Without thinking much, Mikołaj decided to steal the crown. Then, the Water Maiden called wind and waves for help. The angry sea took the crown from Mikołaj. The King of the Baltic arrived and decided to punish him by turning the boy into a plant growing on the seashore…
Directed by Paweł Czarzasty
Screenplay, dialogue by Barbara Kurek
(based on the tale by Hanna Zdzitowiecka)
Artwork by Joanna Sedlaczek
Music composed and performed by Grzegorz Marszałek
Background by Joanna Sedlaczek, Ewelina Stefańska
Layout by Janusz Jamrog, Janusz Gałązkowski, Leszek Budzelewski
Animation by Waldemar Szajkowski, Ewa Rodewald, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Janusz Gałązkowski, Elżbieta Kandziora, Roman Frajczyk, Ewa Klimas, Paweł Byrski, Roman Janeczko
Ink & Paint by Alina Góral, Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Pawlewska, Violetta Olejniczak, Alicja Hurysz, Janina Raczkowska, Przemysław Maksimowicz, Anna Dudek, Janina Raczkowska
Test-line by Anna Gałązkowska
Camera 2D by Ewelina Stefańska, Paweł Czarzasty
Editing by Krzysztof Napierała
Sound by Wiesław Jurgała
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Grzegorz Nawrocki, Anna Apostolakis – Gluzińska, Agnieszka Kunikowska, Janusz Wituch, Brygida Turowska, Zbigniew Konopka, Beata Wyrąbkiewicz, Wojciech Machnicki, Barbara Melcer, Mirosława Krajewska, Jacek Wolszczak, Grzegorz Drojewski
Dubbing production managing by Anna Jaroch
Series title sequences by Robert Turło (direction, script, artwork, animation) and Marek Kuczyński (music)
Series Production Managing by Mariola Olejniczak
Series Editor by Katarzyna Komorowska
Series Executive Producer by Ewa Sobolewska
Producer and distributor: Telewizja Polska S.A.
Production: TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.
Animated film 2D for kids, format 16:9, Digital Betacam, 13:00 min.
Date of production: 28.12.2009 © TVP S.A. 2009