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65 min.

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Basia and a Doggy Summer

Basia i lato pod psem

Basia goes to the seaside for a holidays where she meets a brave dog, that helps her to rescue a small poor doggy, catch a villain and discover that bad vacation can become best in blink of an eye.

Basia is a clever 5y.o., who lives in a common family in a common town. Her biggest dream is to have a dog. Unfortunately, her parents say “No”. The summer begins. Basia goes with family for holidays. When Basia’s Dad is occupied with camping formalities, Basia notices that at a parking nearby a stranger… hits a dog! She remembers this picture for a long time. The mood at the camping in not great: it’s constantly raining, the water breaks into the tent at night…But Basia is happy: there’s a dog living at the camping, with whom she catches a special bond. It is the beginning of the best summer in Babsy’s life! Unfortunately. One morning Azor disappears. The whole family starts searches – without any outcome. The best summer in Basia's life become the worst one. But the next day Azor shows up! And it seems he wants to show her something. There will be adventure and fear but also a lot of bravery and very happy end!

Director’s statement
„Basia and a doggy summer” is a warm and charmful story about a resolute five year old girl, adored by milions of Polish readers. Basia knows what is essential to gain happiness: an own dog. Unfortunately, her parents have a different opinion.
They go camping together and Basia makes friends with a local mongrel. But when she’s looking after the dog, he escapes. Basia has to do everything to find him…

The whole story is based on novel by Zofia Stanecka. It is also a part of whole BASIA world, over 50 books, animated series of 26x 11 episodes.

This is first and unique epic full length adventure that shows more of character relationships, dealing with really more grown up issues like animal abuse, where does all that anger comes from and how can we all, including kids, make our world a bit better place.

Director and Scriptwriter
Marcin Wasilewski
mwasilewski@g-s.pl

Country of production

Poland

Target audience

Family and preschool kids

Animation technique

2D (vector based)

Production company

GRUPA SMACZNEGO / GS Animation

Estimated budget

1 418 604 EUR

Funding secured

1 318 601 EUR (PISF, Nowe Horyzonty, GFF, Poland, Art Shot Lithuania)

Stage of the project

development (existing script)

Looking for

Co-producer, distributor, broadcaster, international sales

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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