Tales from Lailonia KingdomArchive 1980 - 2001

Of Children’s Toys

O zabawkachBased on the philosophical parables „Tales from Lailonia Kingdom for the Big and Small” by Leszek Kołakowski.

Pigu, a merchant, lives with Memi, his daughter, in the kingdom of Lailonia. As the favourite pastime in this country is puncturing globes, Pigu always brings Memi a new globe from his absence Memi orders a globe the size of Earth.

When Pigu sends it back to the shop the shop the girl becomes hysterical. Not knowing what to do Pigu tells Memi that she could try puncturing the Earth itself. The results of this are tragic. Pigu is sent to prison. Alone in his cell he concludes that people should not skimp money on toys for their children.


Directed, artwork by Hieronim Neumann
Script, dialogue by Jan Zamojski
Music and performed by Krzesimir Dębski
Layout by Maciej Matecki
Animation by Maciej Matecki, Janusz Gałązkowski, Ewa Rodewald, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Elżbieta Kandziora, Waldemar Szajkowski
Voices: Narrator-Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Memi-Ewa Złotowska, Pigu-Marek Frąckowiak
Camera by Zbigniew Kotecki, Jadwiga Zauder
Editing by Teresa Miziołek
Sound by Wiesław Nowak
Production Manager by Ewa Samborska
Series executive director by Maciej Wojtyszko
Series editor by Anna M. Zaremba (TV SFA)
Series Editor by Krystyna Chojnicka (TVP S.A.)
The film made in the classical animation on celluloid, 35 mm, colour, 408 m, 14:55 min.;
Production date: 19.03.1999; © TVP SA 1999

Script, direction, design, animation by Piotr Dumała
Music by Bernard Kawka
Camera by Jan Maciej Ptasiński
Editing and sound by Wiesław Nowak
35 mm, colour, 27 m, 01:00 min., Year of production: 1996

Premiere: 24.04.1999 r. OFF „Ale Kino!” in Poznań


‘PHILIP AWARD’ NOMINATION to Krzesimir Dębski in the category “The best music specially composed for a Polish animation film”, TP SA Music & Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland / 2000

HONORARY DIPLOMA for the work and assistance in and a warm-hearted and friendly attitude to the implementation of the Foundation’s tasks, ‘Promotion Academy’ Foundation Warsaw, Poland / 2000

MARCIN CHILDRENS’ JURY AWARD, for the best picture: The film enchants with its grotesque vision of modern times, its original concept of showing the everyday toils of the inhabitants of Lailonia who are a spitting image of people from Earth, National Competition, 17th International Festival of Films for Children Ale kino!, Poznań, Poland / 1999

DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia / 1999

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