Croatian co-production Oddsockeaters most watched animated film in history of Czech cinematography

The feature animated film Oddsockeaters, a Croatian co-production, has become the most watched Czech animated film in the history of Czech cinematography, with more than 320 000 admissions sold.

This Czech-Slovak-Croatian film is based on the popular children’s book written by Pavel Šrut about rival gangs of cute, small creatures, invisible to the naked eye, who steal only one sock from a pair. The book was also published in Croatia, translated by Sandra and Alen Novosad, (Algoritam, 2011). The film premiered in October, 2016, in the Czech Republic, and is still showing in cinemas. It is currently screening in Slovakia where, to date, approximately 20 000 admissions have been sold.

The film Oddsockeaters is directed by Czech animator Galina Miklinova, the production company is Total HelpArt from Prague led by renowned Czech producer and director Ondrej Trojan, the co-producer is Petr Horak from Alkay Animation Prague, the Slovak co-producers are Zuzana Mistrikova and Lubica Orechovska from PubRes in Bratislava, while Croatian co-production is by Filmosaurus Rex d.o.o. in Zagreb, led by co-producer Arsen Anton Ostojić with producer Hrvoje Vahić. The music, played by Croatian musicians and instrumentalists, is by Mate Matišić.

Along with the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the film is co-financed by Czech Television and HBO, while Danish sales agent Level K is in charge of global sales. The film’s Croatian distribution is expected in the near future.

Cover photos: scenes from Oddsockeaters