The Little Mole

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Zdeněk Miler (pronounced Zden-yek- Czech for Sidney, but a much more common name over there in the present day than in English-speak­ing coun­tries) was a Czech illus­trat­or and anim­at­or best known for his char­ac­ter the Little Mole (Krtek or Krteček).

The Mole is huge in Germany, Austria, the Czech Repub­lic and Slov­akia, but not well known outside that, which is strange, as the cartoons are very light on dialogue (which is limited to short things like hello or yes or no) and can be under­stood easily in any coun­try. In his home territ­ory the mole is every­where though, as toys and on home­wares and the pack­aging of art supplies and food.

All the cartoons are on Youtube if you search for Krtek – they’re charm­ing, beau­ti­fully made, and you don’t need to know a word of Czech.

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