Little Witch on Czech Stamp

This year's stamp from the 'For Children' series commemorates Zdenek Smetana, Czech animator, screenwriter and graphic designer.

Smetana was born on July 26th, 1925 in Prague. He received more than fifty awards at both national and international film shows and festivals, including a Golden Lion, Golden Bear, British Academy Film Award, created a large number of characters and helped animate popular Czech TV bedtime stories, such as Pohadky z mechu a kapradi (featuring Kremilek and Vochomurka) and Mala carodejnice (The Little Witch). He also illustrated several children's books.

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