Web series


13 x 10’


Happily Never After

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How to live happily ever after in the 21st century?

It’s 2022. Fairy-tale creatures as we know them are endangered species. Baba Yaga is going to court for her child-eating crimes. One of the last Water Goblins was recently found dead near Oldenburg, Germany, leaving their species on the brink of extinction. Sirens are getting unattractive. However, there’s hope! The famous anthropologist Juraj Andersen has studied these fascinating species his whole life, and he cannot let it go on like that. They won’t be overlooked anymore, not under his watch. He decides to produce a documentary series about nature, life and the unclear future of the different fairy-tale creatures. His weapons are truth, passion, and a low budget camera. But soon, he'll find out the biggest threat to the fairy-tale creatures…are the creatures themselves.

Director’s statement
In our series, the protagonists of fairy tales, the mythical creatures, are captured in their ordinary lives, stripped of the aura of mysticism and unattainability they had in the original stories. They face the camera, telling their stories and letting the filmmakers into their homes, minds and lives. As civilization progresses, these creatures slowly lose their original habitat and meaning and subtly disappear from the world. People are losing faith and moral scruples, forgetting how important our fairy-tale creatures are. We think that now, it is time to pay attention to them again. |

Director and Scriptwriter

Gabriela Hloz

Director and Scriptwriter

Alžběta Zatloukalová Göbelová


Mária Môťovská


Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience


Animation Technique

stop motion

Production company

Helium film

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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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