Cook, mug, cook!

Animated film The Cook, mug, cook! works with the motifs of a famous Czech fairytale The Sweet Porridge. The story takes place in an old winding tin toy piggy bank in the shape of a house. Its interior is gradually filled with little characters, objects and animals which fly inside and meet regularly at certain moments or, alternatively, miss each other. They move within the empty abstract space along geometrical proportions similar to the planets of the Solar System. A complicated “dance" of activities and minor stories is created which repeats itself at regular intervals and rhythms. It is a system in which everybody has a specific place and role and is in constant motion, functioning like a mechanical watch. Ultimately, this critical point is solved by a small insignificant event that causes a chain reaction. The characters and the objects deviate from their orbits, which results in collisions and crashes and, consequently, new situations, connections, and events. Complete chaos of movement occurs, objects are multiplied, and space is constantly getting denser. Nothing can stop the mad “merry-go-round" now.

The film was created in 2006 by the support of Ministry of culture and the production company Corona. Our studio was not only the maker of the film but also the producer. It was the first C.G.I. film by Jiří Barta and won the award for the best Czech short film in Anifest 2007.

Credits

animation

Jakub Sršeň

Radek Růžička

Pavel Boula

modeling

Matěj Mráz

Barbora Pomikálková

Stáňa Friedlová

Petr Horák

Gábina Kovářová

Jakub Sršeň

Radek Růžička

Pavel Boula

Cilka Dvořáková

josef kajbich

Zuzana Bártová

charakter setup

Petr Horák

texturing

Jiří Bárta

Zuzana Bártová

Karolina Horáková

camera

František Bárta

Jakub Sršeň

Radek Růžička

Petr Horák

Pavel Boula

real camera

Martin Procházka

Kateřina Procházková

actor

Ondřej Horák

production

Dagmar Juráková

producer

Petr Horák

editing

Věra Benešová

music and sound

Ivan Doležálek

supervision

Petr Horák

theme, screenplay, art, direction

Jiří Bárta