• Karel Zeman’s Special Effects Techniques

    Produced by the Karel Zeman Museum in 2016, this short documentary focuses on Zeman's special effects work.

  • Karel Zeman Museum Promo

  • Karel Zeman and the World

    The cinematic impact and influence of director Karel Zeman are detailed in this short program via interviews with filmmakers Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam and animator Koji Yamamura.

  • Karel Zeman, the Legend Continues

    This short program with producer Karel Hutěčka and artist and animator Ludmila Zemanová details their thoughts about the impact of director Karel Zeman on the craft of animation and their own lives.

  • Why Zeman Made the Film

    Produced by the Karel Zeman Museum in 2015, these short documentaries feature new and archival interviews with Zeman, actor Lubor Tokoš, artist Ludmila Zeman, and others on the production, effects, and restoration of INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION.

  • Why Zeman Made the Film

    The short documentary features director Karel Zeman; actor Miloš Kopecký; and Zeman’s daughter, artist and animator Ludmila Zemanová, recalling the inspiration for and making of THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN.

  • Why Zeman Made the Film

    Produced by the Karel Zeman Museum in 2019, these short documentaries feature new and archival interviews with Zeman, actor Zdeněk Husták, artist Ludmila Zeman, and others on the production, effects, and restoration of JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

  • Film Adventurer Karel Zeman Trailer

  • Film Adventurer Karel Zeman

    This 2015 documentary about the life and work of Karel Zeman features archival footage of the director himself, along with contemporary interviews with filmmakers Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and Koji Yamamura; artist Ludmila Zeman; and others.

  • Directed by Karel Zeman

    Made in 2019, this program featuring animation filmmaker John Stevenson introduces viewers to the core elements of director Karel Zeman’s work.

  • King Lavra

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1950 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1950 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.

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    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1945 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1945 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.

  • Inspiration

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1949 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1949 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.

  • A Horseshoe for Luck

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1946 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1946 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.

  • Invention for Destruction

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1958 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Lubor Tokoš, Arnošt Navrátil, František Šlégr

    This eye-popping escapade revolves around a scientist and his doomsday machine—and the pirates who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. Freely adapting the fiction of Jules Verne, and...

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1962 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek

    In THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, Karel Zeman conjures the adventures of the legendary, boastful baron, whose whirlwind exploits take him from the moon to eighteenth-century Turkey to the belly of a whale and ...

  • Journey to the Beginning of Time

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1955 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Petr Herrmann, Vladimír Bejval, Josef Lukáš

    A beguiling mix of natural history and science fiction, this early feature by Karel Zeman follows four schoolboys on an awe-inspiring expedition back through time, where they behold landscapes an...

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

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    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1962 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek

    In THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, Karel Zeman conjures the adventures of the legendary, boastful baron, whose whirlwind exploits take him from the moon to eighteenth-century Turkey to the belly of a whale and ...

  • Inspiration

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    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1949 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1949 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.

  • King Lavra

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    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1950 • Czechoslovakia

    This early short from 1950 showcases the technical skill, wit, and creativity of director Karel Zeman.