Films for children



Films for adults

Herra Huu - Jestapa Jepulis, Penikat Sipuliks

Direction: Jaakko Talaskivi. 1973.



The main character is adopted from author Hannu Mäkelä's popular Mr. Huu books, and played by MAN. The screenplay is written by MAN and author Jarkko Laine. It is arranged episodically in the rural countryside and in Helsinki. Some of the songs like Mr. Huu and The Work Song of Father and Mother became very popular.





A: acting
C: camera
D: direction
M: music
R: minor role
S: speak
T: song text
V: vocal
W:screenplay

1. Jestapa jepulis! Herra Huun seikkailut ('Gor Blimey! The Adventures of Mr. Huu' ( pron. like "Who").

A, M, W (partly): MAN. D: Jaakko Talaskivi. 1973. 1 h 10 min. The main character is adopted from author Hannu Mäkelä's popular Mr. Huu books, and played by MAN. The screenplay is written by MAN and author Jarkko Laine. It is arranged episodically in the rural countryside and in Helsinki. Some of the songs like Mr. Huu and The Work Song of Father and Mother became very popular.



2. Jänikset maailmankartalle! ('Recognise the Worldwide Rights of the Rabbits!')

A, M, W: MAN. D: Leena Paavonen. 1977. Originally a three hour long film series in six parts, later shortened. The story takes place in the 16th century. There is a hero, his beloved, a bad robber chief and a good king and, of course, a pink rabbit played by MAN.



3. Kultarukki ('Golden Spinning-Wheel').

M, S: MAN. D: Mirja Karisto. 1983. Animation for TV.



4. Tehdään, tehdään ('We Do It, We Do It').

M, W: MAN. Animation by Antti Peränne. 1988. 6 min. Film on forest industry made for schools. The whole story is a six minutes long country-and-western song in Finnish and Swedish sung by MAN. The English version was translated and sung by Jim Pembroke. The English version was rewarded at the international contest of industrial films in Italy.



5. Rautamimmi / Iron maid (On metal industry).

M, T: MAN. Animation by Antti Peränne. 1991. 8 min. The film tells about a girl who builds a car together with children. A real car is shown, too. The film was designed for schools.



6. Gommi, Pommi ja / and Pemmi. A 3-part series for TV.

A, M, W: MAN. D: Eeva Pohjola. 1988. Each part of the series is 30 minutes long. Gommi is a rabbit played by MAN, Pommi is a cat by Pedro Hietanen, Pemmi is a fantasy figure, perhaps a ghost, by Benjamin Hörman. Episodes in studios and out on the town. The most important songs have been published on the LP Kamelilaulu ('Camel Song') 1988.



7. Gommi, Pommi ja / and Pemmi, part two. A 6-part series for TV.

A, M, W: MAN. D: Eeva Pohjola. 1991. The most important songs published on the LP / CD Ollaan eläimiä ('Let's be animals!') 1991.



8. Gommin ja Pommin seikkailut ('The Adventures of the Rabbit Gommi and the Cat Pommi').

A 31-part series in miniform for TV. A, M, W: MAN. D: Eeva Pohjola. 199293.



9. Kukon ja kanan sauna ('The Rooster and Hen Have a Sauna').

Opera for children. M: MAN. Animation: Tini Sauvo. 1992. 12 min. This children's opera is sung by actress Elina Salo and a children's choir. Arr. by Jani Uhlenius. Rewarded abroad.



10. Joulukalenteri 1995 ('Christmas Calendar 1995').

A 24-part series in miniform for TV. A, M, W: MAN. D: Eeva Pohjola. Adventures of the rabbit Gommi and the cat Pommi filmed in Lapland and Helsinki. Songs were published on the CD Gommin ja Pommin metsäkarnevaali ('The Forest Carnival of Gommi and Pommi') 1995.