Charge the Dragon

  • Short
  • 2016
  • 6 Minutes
  • Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Language: No Dialogue

A cartoon slapstick comedy with two classic heroes – the Dragon and the Knight - where death is the punch line at the end of each of the three short stories and the knight's heroism is more or less a product of his suicidal stupidity. He is so convinced of his invincibility that he faces the dragon without fear.

Director: Jan Bubeníček

Screenwriter: Jan Bubeníček

Production Company: Total HelpArt



International Festival of Animated Films - Anifilm, Czech Republic

Animayo, Spain

Cinekid, Netherlands

SPARK Animation, Canada

Multivision Festival, Russia

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland

Imaginaria, Italy

Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland

Anima Mundi, Brazil

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Jan Bubeníček

DOP / Camera: Radek Loukota

Editor: Noro Drziak

Music: Petr Soupa, Clarinet Factory, Messer Chups, Ivo Keilwerth

Producer: Ondrej Trojan, Zuzana Mistrikova, Lubica Orechovska

Cast: Jan Budar, Denisa Grimmova, Pavel Landovsky, Lida Molinova


Jan Bubeníček

Born 7/3/1976 in Prague
Graduated from the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, in the Animation Department (prof. Břetislav Pojar, Pavel Koutský). He worked as a director in the Eallin Animation studio (with Noro Držiak, David Súkup, Tomáš Luňák and Martin Duda) and as a head and supervisor of the 3D department at UPP Studio. He worked as an on-set VFX supervisor on the Alois Nebel animated feature film. He is currently working on his own films in cooperation with AT Studio and in the RUR post-production studio.

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