Island of Cats
The Tale by Marek Karwan-Jastrzębski
There is room for everyone in the Land of the Eternal Sunshine. For the Wizard, occupied with his magic tricks, for the Frog, engaged in practical things. For Wesołek the Bug who fills his time goofing around. Two girls: Puzzle and Tekla complete the picture, and the Monster, known as the Prince of Darkness, adds a touch of menace and suspense, necessary in every story. All of them create a circle around the main character – Fantazy the Bear, the blue child of happiness. These characters are submerged in the miraculous space of the Island, where grasses sing lullabies and nature, while undergoing its cycle of changes, spins its eternal tale of birth and death. But if we only listen carefully to the sound of the instruments we can be transported to a parallel reality filled with unknown worlds, abandoned castles, exotic lands. A moment is all it takes to be transported to new dream-like dimensions, to gain new experiences, but then always return safely home. „The Adventures of Fantazy the Bear” is a fairytale showing the power of love, which, by taking the shape of goodness, friendship, fidelity or happiness strives to encompass the world and render other people better.
Directed by Marzena Nehrebecka, Waldemar Mordarski
Main directed by Robert Turło
Screenplay, dialogues by Ewa i Marek Karwan-Jastrzębscy
(of the series based on the novel by Ewa Karwan-Jastrzębska „Fantazy the Bear in the Land of the Eternal Sunshine” and „Fantazy the Bear Finds the Crystal’s Secret”)
Scenography by Joanna Sedlaczek
(of the series based on the artwork by Joanna Sedlaczek “Fantazy the Bear Finds the Crystal’s Secret”)
Music composed and performed by Maciej Zieliński
Camera, computer animation, special effects by Marzena Nehrebecka, Waldemar Mordarski, Mikołaj Pilchowski, Krzysztof Napierała, Krzysztof Rusinek
Edited by Krzysztof Napierała
Background by Joanna Sedlaczek, Marzena Nehrebecka, Anna Dudek
Layout by Andrzej Morawski, Piotr Giersz
Animation by Grażyna Firląg, Beata Strzelecka, Andrzej Morawski, Wioletta Urbanek-Sobolewska, Piotr Giersz, Lesław Budzelewski, Waldemar Szajkowski, Janusz Matusik, Elżbieta Kandziora, Paweł Byrski
Ink and paint by Alina Góral, Violetta Pawlewska, Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Olejniczak, Przemysław Maksimowicz, Barbara Hurysz, Katarzyna Jaszczak, Karolina Sobolewska, Elwira Józefek, Janina Raczkowska
Test-line by Lucyna Antczak
Clean-up by Anna Gałązkowska
Lyrics title song from the series by Ewa Karwan-Jastrzębska
English translation by Grzegorz Nawrocki
Sung by Agnieszka Wilczyńska
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices provided by Grzegorz Drojewski – Fantazy the Bear, Agnieszka Kunikowska – Julia, Marek Barbasiewicz – Wizard Prospero, Jarosław Boberek – Wesołek the Bug, Agnieszka Fajlhauer – Riddle, Joanna Wizmur – Kapa Kapa the Frog
Sound effects by Cezary Joczyn
Sound mixing by Wiesław Jurgała
Production managing by Mariola Olejniczak
Story edited by Katarzyna Komorowska
Produced by Ewa Sobolewska
Production: TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.
Producer, Distributor: Telewizja Polska S.A.
Aniamtion 2D for kids, Digital Betacam, colour, 13:10′, format 4: 3
Date of production: 30.11.2007 © TVP S.A.