Viktor Kubal was a screenwriter, cartoonist, film director, humourist and holder of the title Meritorious Artist. As the author of the first animated films in our country, he was a leading figure at the beginning of Slovak animated production. In 1943, he completed the first animated film, The well of love. During almost three decades of his professional activity, he prepared several hundred short animated films, including the well-known duo Puf and Muf and the animated Janko Hraško. His unmistakable signature is also borne by feature animated films such as the horror film The Bloody Lady (1980) and the fairy-tale-inspired Marzipan Comedy (1987), although the film about Juraj Jánošík called Outlaw Jurko (1976) will probably be the most famous. He won several awards abroad. As a cartoonist, he created for the periodical press, to which he supplied cartoon jokes and satirical graphics. He did not avoid even the smallest target group of viewers and readers. He wrote and illustrated the books Tom Philby's Trip (1962), Fathers and Children (1963) and Me and My Brother (1967) for children and young people.
Viktor Kubal was born on 20 March 20 1923 in Svätý Júr. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts specializing in photography and film under the guidance of several important names, including Karol Plick. He later studied at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. He was known for not only preparing the graphic form of films, but also covered the script, directing and did not hesitate to involve himself in other work when necessary. In 1981, he became the rector of the non-existent University of Humour and Satire, which is connected to the humour festival Kremnické gagy. As a humourist and entertainer, he was known for his dialect, which often contributed to the success of his speech. In his work, he cast women in more important and decisive roles than other producers at that time. With many successes in Czechoslovakia, in television and radio broadcasts, his cartoon and film works were also exhibited abroad. Since 1995, he has been the recipient of the Paľo Bielik award from the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic for his contribution to Slovak animation. He died on April 24, 1997 in Bratislava at the age of 74.
The author of the design is Adrian Ferda.
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