Little Otik (2001)

Little Otik
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 7mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Fantasy, Foreign, Animated
Keywords claymation, creature, live-action
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Veronika Zilkova Actor Bozena Horak 1 1000001
Jan Hartl Actor Karel Horak 1 1000002
Kristina Adamcova Actor Alzbetka 1 1000003
Jaroslava Kretschmerova Actor Alzbetka's Mother 1 1000004
Pavel Novy Actor Franisek Stadler 1 1000005
Dagmar Stoibrna Actor n/a 1 1000006
Jan Švankmajer Director n/a 2 2000001
Jan Švankmajer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jaromir Kallista Producer n/a 3 3000002
Keith Griffths Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jan Švankmajer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Juraj Galvanek Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marie Zemanova Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jan Švankmajer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Eva Svankmerova Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Ivo Spalj Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Bedrich Glaser Animator animation 483 23000001
Martin Kublak Animator animation 483 23000002
Mr. and Mrs. Horak long for a baby. While digging in the garden one day, Mrs Horak pulls up a tree-stump that looks very much like a small child. After some minor work in the toolshed, she brings it to life with her longing and love. The baby, called Otik, is uncontrollably hungry. After eating the household cat, he soon he develops a taste for human flesh. His father decides to lock him in the cellar and let him starve. But the neighbor's daughter, little Alzbetka, takes over the care of the abandoned Otik, stealing food from her family's fridge and sacrificing her savings to try to feed him. In despair, she offers him his own parents to eat, but in vain.