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Travel Bug Dog Tag Putovni Krtecek/ The Traveling Mole

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Tuesday, 14 August 2007
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Ahoj, jsem Putovni Krtecek. Pochazim z Ceske republiky a moc rad bych se podival do Japonska. Muzes mi prosim pomoct na me ceste? Moc rad se s tebou vyfotim na miste, kde jsi me nasel :)

UPRAVA 19. srpna 2007: Honza me odvezl na sever, takze bych rad jeste navstivil Island, nez pojedu na vychod a vyfotil se u gejziru. Dekuji.


Hello, I am the Traveling Mole. I come from the Czech republic and would love to travel to Japan. Could you please help me on my journey? I love being taken pictures of me with you and the places I visit :)

EDIT on August 19, 2007: So Honza took me up to Norway, so I decided to visit Iceland first before going east. I would love to be on a photo with a hot spring.

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

About This Item

to jsem ja/ this is me

Zdenek Miler born on 21st February, 1921, Czech animator and illustrator best known for his Mole (Krtek or Krtecek in original) character and its adventures.
Miler was born in Kladno just west of Prague what was then Czechoslovakia. He became an animator partly because of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. He took part in the demonstrations held because of the death of Jan Opletal that lead to the closing of universities and colleges. He was fortunate enough not to be sent to a Concentration camp. Instead he wound up working as an animator.

Miler enjoyed painting as a child. His hobby developed when he joined the national graphic school in Prague in 1936. He later studied at the College of Arts and Crafts (umeleckoprumyslová škola Praha). In 1942 he began work at the cartoon studio Bata in Zlín. There he learned the important practical skills relating to film production specializing in animated films. After the second World War, he started work at the cartoon company Bratri v triku and worked first as draughtsman then author and director. He later became the head of the company.
Miler made about 70 films. In approximately 50 of them, the protagonist was his most famous creation, the small mole (Krtek in Czech). The idea for its creation came when he was commissioned to make an educational film for children in 1956. He was not happy with the script he was given. Since he was strongly influenced by Walt Disney films, he looked for an animal as the main character. Later, he said that the idea to use the mole as his main character came to him when he stumbled over a mole hill during a walk. The first film was titled “How the mole got his trousers” (“Jak krtek ke kalhotkám prišel”), which won a silver lion in Venice. In the beginning, the mole spoke. But Miler wanted his mole to be understood everywhere in the world so he decided to use his daughters as voice actors, reducing the speech to short non-figurative exclamations in order to express the mole's feelings and world perception. His daughters were also his test audience, who got to see the films first. Thus Miler could see whether his message resonated with children.

Krtek was a huge success in Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe and Germany from the beginning and today the mole can be seen in over 80 countries.

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Tracking History (11404.6mi) View Map

Mark Missing 11/19/2010 Honza78 marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 07/25/2010 gzxto placed it in Großer Felsen Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 251.29 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/17/2010 gzxto retrieved it from Pista Azzurra Veneto, Italy   Visit Log

will bring it to a nice place.

Dropped Off 07/14/2010 Pat Sandor placed it in Pista Azzurra Veneto, Italy - 334.75 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/03/2010 Pat Sandor retrieved it from Popovska hora Karlovarský kraj, Czechia   Visit Log

Vezmem ho na vylet do Italie

Dropped Off 06/24/2010 Mumínek placed it in Popovska hora Karlovarský kraj, Czechia - 102.97 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/24/2010 Mumínek retrieved it from Ski For Your Mountain Karlovarský kraj, Czechia   Visit Log

nice TB

  • krtek a kacer tak jsme vymenili kacera za krtka a jdeme dál :-)
Dropped Off 06/23/2010 emem-63 placed it in Ski For Your Mountain Karlovarský kraj, Czechia - 131.17 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/20/2010 emem-63 retrieved it from Hrobka rodiny Rucklu Pardubický kraj, Czechia   Visit Log

Pokusíme se najít hojne navštevované místecko v cizine, treba se zadarí.

Dropped Off 06/19/2010 showpa placed it in Hrobka rodiny Rucklu Pardubický kraj, Czechia - 50.75 miles  Visit Log
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