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The Guardian of Legends
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When Jake gets stuck in a VR game controlled by the evil Hypnotist, his sister Madaleine together with Teddy Bear and the inhabitants of the game world frees Jake and the Legendary World from the malefactor’s influence.
7-year-old Jake gets stuck in a VR game controlled by the power of the Hypnotist. His 11-year- old sister Madaleine enters the game and together with her Teddy Bear and the inhabitants of the game world, Legendary Creatures, they defeat the Hypnotist, freeing Jake, the Legendary World (game world) and people in the real world from under his influence.
While working on the series The Flying Bear and the Gang, I felt that the story told in it has much greater potential and can oscillate around the issue of “hypnosis by electronic devices” directly affecting almost all of us and certainly children. I decided to expand this topic and tell a story about a small boy addicted to computer games who discovers a new VR game in which the main “boss” is the Hypnotist – an evil artificial intelligence trying to hypnotize human’ minds. Jake (7) engages in the game so much that in the real world, he stops responding to any stimulus. His sister Madeleine (11) is aware of the situation and tries to help his brother and save him from the Hypnotist’s fatal influence. I saw this story as a contemporary version of the “Snow Queen” archetype. The issues I’ve found in it seem so important and have such a large dramatic and comic potential, making me sure that this is the story I would like to tell in the form of an animated film for children.
Producer, director and scriptwriter of animated films and director of commercials. Author of concept, script co-writer and director of the animated series “Agi Bagi” for preschool children. Producer of the short film “The Game” which has received more than 20 awards on animated film festivals worldwide. The director of numerous music videos (two-time YACH Award winner, including the award for the best music video in the Baltic Sea countries) and animated commercials. Tomek is the director of the tv series “Agi Bagi”, “The Flying Bear and The Gang” and the feature animated film “The Guardian of Legends”. He is also the co-author of the strategy for the animated shows: “Agi Bagi”, “The Flying Bear and The Gang” and “Box and Ball”.
Animator and director of animated films and commercials. He graduated from National Film School in Łódź, specializing in animation and vfx.
Since 2004 he has worked on animated films, commercials and special effects as a director, supervisor, animator, graphic and compositing artist. His own films appeared on dozens of film festivals around the world, and “Pojedynek” [Eng. “The Duel”] won the special award at OFAFA 2002 festival in Cracow.
In 2007 he worked as a director on the series „Fantasy the Bear”. He is a co-director of the tv series “The Flying Bear and The Gang” and “Agi Bagi” Season 2 & 3. The episode „Leaf Surfing Contest”, directed by Mordarski, won the Second Award at the animation festival competition O!PLA 2016. The episode “The Little Artists” (“Agi Bagi season 3) won the same prize in 2018.
Tomasz Paziewski is a producer with over 20 years of experience.
He is one of the founders and owners of the Badi Badi studio. He is responsible for the organization of work on creating animations and effects that are used for commercials, music videos, and films. He also coordinates a 30-person team. He is a producer of TV series for kids „Agi Bagi” season 1,2,3 and 4 and „The Flying Bear and The Gang”.
Country of production
children aged 6+, family
Production companyBadi Badi