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About a Lumberjack and the Devils

…or story showing that the devil is not as black as he is painted…

Directed by Jacek Adamczak
Screenplay and dialogues by Jacek Adamczak
/based on a folk tale/
Designed and background by Jacek Adamczak
Music composed and performed by Zbigniew Kozub
Layout by Janusz Gałązkowski, Lesław Budzelewski, Jacek Adamczak
Animation by Janusz Matusik, Roman Frajczyk, Paweł Byrski, Roman Janeczko, Jacek Adamczak, Janusz Gałązkowski, Ewa Rodewald, Waldemar Szajkowski, Lesław Budzelewski, Ewa Klimas
Test-line, animatic by Anna Gałązkowska
Ink and paint by Alina Góral, Elżbieta Bejger, Barbara Hurysz, Mariola Olejniczak, Violetta Olejniczak, Violetta Pawlewska, Paweł Prewencki, Karolina Sobolewska, Hanna Cichowska
Compositing and editing by Krzysztof Napierała
Sound by Jan Jakub Milencki
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Dubbing: Grzegorz Nawrocki, Adam Ferency, Robert Jarociński, Andrzej Chudy, Tomasz Steciuk

Title sequences by Robert Turło
Title sequences music by Marek Kuczyński

Production manager: Mariola Olejniczak
Script-doctor: Katarzyna Komorowska, Maria Niedziółka
Executive Producer: Ewa Sobolewska

Producer, production: TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.
Co-producers: Telewizja Polska SA, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny
Series co-financed by Polish Film Institute

Animation 2D [drawing on paper], colour, format 16:9 HD, HDCAM, DCP, 13:00’, Stereo 5.1.
Date of production: 2015-01-01 © 2015 TV SFA, TVP SA, FINA

About a Lumberjack and the Devils [pl. O drwalu i diable] …or story showing that the devil is not as black as he is painted… In the last forest in the area, a Ranger is looking after the last three wolves, very stressed by the birds’ singing. There is also a Lumberjack, who, due to the lack of things to do, constantly builds new bird shelters. And there is the Devil who does what devils usually do, that is, tempt people and persuade them to do evil, but… The Devil is tempted by the raspberries that the Lumberjack has received from the Ranger for his work. Even Satan in hell is outraged and orders the Devil to repair the damage. And so the Devil is taken on by the Lumberjack as a helper. At the same time, a local Lord decides to cut down the last forest and sell the wood. The Lumberjack persuaded by the Devil undertakes to fell the forest down to the last tree. The Ranger, wolves, and birds lose their shelter, and the Count is about to gain a great wealth. However, he tries to save money on paying for the logging, and then the Devil decides to change the course of things. The Count is taken to hell, and the Devil not only restores the last forest but also expands its area considerably. The Devil as an eco-warrior – what is the world coming to….

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