A long, long time ago or maybe not that long… Far, far away or maybe quite near… every day, from a very early hour, Miner Maślok with his sons Francik and Ecik, worked in the pit.
However, Fracik, who was lazy, only pretended to work. He fell asleep standing, hid in various nooks and crannies or made his younger brother Ecik work for him. One day, the Foreman told him that if he continued to disregard his duties he would summon the Treasurer – the Coal Mine Spirit and Francik would be punished. Francik refused to believe the Foreman and, instead of working, again fell asleep. He started whistling in his sleep. The Mine Spirit appeared and, contrary to the tradition, decided to give Francik a treasure, provided that he would do nothing for the rest of his life…
Directed by Robert Turło
Screenplay, dialogue by Ewa Jabłońska
(based on the tale by Gustaw Morcinek)
Music composed and performed by Marek Kuczyński
Artwork by Robert Turło, Krzysztof Różański
Background by Krzysztof Różański
Layout by Lesław Budzelewski, Piotr Giersz
Animation by Paweł Byrski, Anna Frajczyk, Roman Frajczyk, Roman Janeczko, Elżbieta Kandziora, Ewa Klimas, Jarosław Maik, Janusz Matusik, Ewa Rodewald, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Waldemar Szajkowski
Test-line by Anna Gałązkowska
Ink & Paint by Alina Góral, Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Olejniczak, Violetta Pawlewska, Alicja Hurysz, Katarzyna Jaszczak, Karolina Sobolewska, Przemysław Maksymowicz, Janina Raczkowska
Camera 2D by Robert Turło, Ewelina Stefańska
Editing by Robert Turło
Sound by Wiesław Jurgała
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Grzegorz Nawrocki, Beata Wyrąbkiewicz, Agnieszka Kunikowska, Robert Tondera, Zbigniew Konopka, Cezary Kwieciński, Janusz Wituch, Brygida Turowska
Dubbing production managing by Anna Jaroch
Title sequences by Robert Turło (direction, 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