Saturday, 8 February 2014

Esfandiar Ahmadieh: father of Iranian animation


Esfandiar Ahmadieh (1929-2012) is regarded as the father of Iranian animation; a short biography can be found in this obituary. His works include Molla Nasreddin, Satellite, Jealous Duck, Wheat Crop and Where Are You Going Kite?

I ran his article on the Farsi version of Wikipedia through Google Translate. Apparently, his other films include works with titles along the lines of Cat and Mouse, Orange and Bergamot, Rooster Place and Hunting Moon.

Judging by this page, he also directed a 90-minute feature called Rostam and Esfandiar (this is not an autobiography, but rather based on the story of a legendary hero also called Esfandiar).

This YouTube channel has a ten-part documentary on Ahmedieh, but it consists primarily of interviews (with no English subtitles) and shows little of his work.


Rostum and Esfandiar (رستم و اسفندیار)

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