52 x 5’
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Daisy and Dot
Detti és Drót
Miraculous adventures of two inseparable friends, Daisy and her dog, Dot, magically whisked off to Fantasy Land as soon as Daisy taps her nose.
In the stories, Daisy and Dot embark on an adventure, but suddenly find themselves facing a danger that is too big for a girl and a puppy to cope with. In such cases, Daisy taps her nose with her index finger to stop time. As it happens, everything around them freezes and they enter Daisy's fantasy world: Fantasy Land. The relationship between Daisy and Dot also changes in this world: Daisy understands what Dot says. In the fantasy world, Daisy and Dot always find themselves facing a problem that needs to be solved. These problems are not real dangers, but at the same time serious imaginary complications that exist in the mind of a small child. It always takes Daisy's imagination and skills to put things back into place. As soon as it happens, Daisy taps her nose with her finger and the paused time restarts where the danger, which is in connection with the resolving of the fantasy situation, disappears. Daisy and Dot can continue their games and discoveries carelessly.
The active, open-to-all-new-things lifestyle is reflected as an important value in our series. Daisy and Dot are always active, proactive and enthusiastic. At the same time, a responsible mentality that knows the dangers and tries to prevent them, is closely linked to this attitude. The series shows that there may be dangers and obstacles in the real world, but passivity is not a solution to them. Problems can usually be avoided with caution or solved with creativity and imagination. The series also conveys positive attitudes. From Daisy's explanations and the adventures of the two friends, children-viewers can learn new skills and acquire new knowledge. These are mainly everyday habits, basic science and cultural knowledge. The traditionally positive social behaviour does not appear in a didactic and self-serving manner in the series, but always as effective and exclusively appropriate attitudes and behavioural routines in relation to the difficulties to be solved.
István Heim is one of the most original graphic and animation creators of his generation. He has received international acclaim for his outstanding sense of characters, strong drawing skills, and painter-like colour management. He also has an original, fresh, characteristic animation style, thanks to which he is regularly employed in Hungary and in international productions as an animator and animation director.
- Viva TV spots, 1997
- Szelavi, 1999 – short film (5 min)
- World of Red Riding Hood, animation series 1-2, 2000 – Jury special award at Alter-Native International Short Film Festival – Targu Mures
Géza M. Tóth
Géza M Tóth is a Hungarian film director, producer, university professor, founder of KEDD Animation Studio. His artworks were awarded with more than 100 prizes. Selected awards: Nomination of the American Film Academy for the Oscar for Best Short Animated Film (Maestro 2007), Foyle Film Festival 2019 – Light in Motion Awards for Best Animated Short Film for Matches.
- Unique short films Maestro
- Children TV series (Berry and Dolly, KUFLIK).
Country of production
Preschool, 3-6 years
2D (vector based)
Production companyKEDD Animation Studio