Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fehérlófia (Son of the White Mare)Marcell Jancovics, 1982

It's been a YEAR! I have posted 365 cartoons (I have too. The first post has the ones starting from March 13th, Mr. Picky Pants.)

A cartoon every damn day. A year without pants.

And I haven't run out. Not only that, people seem to be making more, and some of them are really good. I also keep finding gems that I have never seen before.

I hope it's been fun for you, because it's been incredible for me. Something that started out as a very casual thing has taught me a lot. I have seen so much beautiful, weird, stunning, disturbing, hilarious and amazing work from all over the world that I never would have sought out without the pressure of daily presentation. In the coming year, I promise will continue stuffing as much animation in my eyeholes as humanly possible, in lieu of doing something like ending world hunger or curing cancer and stuff, so that I may continue to bring your daily diversion.

There are so many brilliant and dedicated people in the world, bringing us this wonderful art. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for doing so. It's hard, frequently thankless and not terribly lucrative work (Please buy their stuff and give them money. Please.) Every animator out there who might be reading this, I appreciate you so much for everything you do, and for the joy you have brought to me and the eight other people who look at this blog. Thank you.


Today, you get a special treat. Normally, I wouldn't post a feature length film, but today is special and so is this.

Fehérlófia (Son of the White Mare) is an incredible film by Hungarian animator Marcell Jancovics. It's particularly fascinating because it maintains its lovely, colorful graphic style throughout - very unusual for a feature film. I have no idea how I hadn't heard of this before I did, because it's extraordinary.

It's in nine parts. I know that's not the ideal way to watch a feature. if anyone knows where I can buy this on DVD, please tell me.

ETA - The channel with the subbed version was taken down. Someone has uploaded the first two parts with subs: I have also found the full film without.



Or how 'bout let's try this version from our saviors at! Full movie with subtitles!

(I notice that this is one of my most frequently linked and visited posts, so I like to keep it fresh.)


  1. i'm looking forward to the next year of no pants. AND CARTOONS!

  2. The only DVD versions available for sale don't have subtitles and have to be shipped from Hungary, which makes them very pricey. The person who brought it into the spotlight is named Joshua Smith, by uploading it on torrent and the Stage6 site which has since closed down.

    I don't know if it's still for sale, but there's a Cartoon Brew thread where a commenter said it was for sale from here:

  3. Good news, everyone! The Stage Six version is now at the link I posted above, with English subs.

    I have also found a couple versions of the DVD for sale stateside (still Region 2, of course, but I can deal with that.)

  4. It is now also available from US sellers on Amazon

    It's the Hungarian version, so no subtitles and Region 2, but I do not care. I SHALL HAVE IT as soon as the mailman brings it.