HEROIC TIMES, or the original title ‘Daliás idök’ in hungarian language, was released in 1984. the 79 min masterpiece was directed and animated by JOZSEF GEMES, produced by hungarian studio PANNONIA FILM. GEMES had help only from a few artists, among them russian animator and filmmaker ALEXANDER PETROV. the production took five years, everything was painted on glass and modified or destroyed for the next frame. some scenes were extremely complex, several layered glass-levels were used for these complicated parts. the film won numerous awards in animation festivals. like usual with good films it is not available anywhere. I have a decent quality copy from the late eighties when it was shown on german tv. following some screen captures.
© pannonia film/jozsef gemes