The Czech Year (Czech: Špalíček), also known as A Treasury of Fairy-Tales is a 1947 stop motion film from Czechoslovakia. It was the first film directed by puppeteer Jiří Trnka, and winner of various awards.


The traditional customs and tales of a Czech village are depicted in six separate sequences: "Shrovetide", "Spring", "Legend About St. Prokop", "The Fair", "The Feast" and "Bethlehem".




1947 - Venice (Italy) - International Prize for Animated Picture

1948 - Venice (Italy) - Briennal Medal

1949 - Paris (France) - First Price in Category

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