About

Star Taxi is an animated short film for children based on the fairy tale by famous Italian writer Gianni Rodari. It recounts the adventures of a little boy Hugo and a crazy taxi driver Peppino on their journey through dangerous universe.
Hugo on his way home from school accidentally bumps into Peppino and his Star Taxi spaceship. Peppino takes him on a fabulous cosmic ride and recounts an unbelievable story about how he became an inter-galactic taxi driver, how he met his first extraterrestrial passenger and where the most dangerous hens in the universe live. Back in the school no one seems to believe Hugo´s extraordinary adventure.
“Move to the sector twelve! Open the nozzles! Attention! Quadrant Z is contaminated by trilobites!”
“We’ve just left the Milky Way. We’re flying faster than light! Is it possible? Einstein was certainly wrong.”
“I come from Aldebaran. More precisely, the seventh planet of Aldebaran system.”

Film Awards

Best Film For Children Award

Best Film For Children award at 6th Animax Skopje Fest – Macedonian International Animation Festival 2016

Best Animation Film Award

Best Animation Film award at 67th Montecatini International Short Film Festival 2016

Anča D Award

Anča D Award at 9th Fest Anča – International Animation Festival 2016

Literary Fund Award

Literary Fund award at 13th Biennial of Animation Bratislava – International Festival of Animated Films for Children

Film Festivals

Star Taxi visited 34 international film festivals in 2016, including world-famous 56th Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Czech Republic), 33th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (USA), 24th Anima Mundi – International Animation Festival (Brazil).

  • Animation Dingle (Ireland)
  • Montana International Children’s Film Festival (USA)
  • ANIM8FEST (USA)
  • Athens Animfest (Greece)
  • International Children’s Film Festival (India)
  • WorldFest Houston (USA)
  • FIFES Comedy film festival (Croatia)
  • Painted Birds Film Festival (Spain)
  • Animocje Animated Films Festival (Poland)
  • Cardiff Independent Film Festival (UK)
  • International Festival of Film for Children and Teenagers AniFestROZAFA2016 (Albania)
  • Artplay Film Festival (Russia)
  • Zlin Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Czech Republic)

  • Fest Anča – International Animation Festival (Slovakia)
  • Constantine’s Gold Coin – International Animated Film Festival for Children and Youth (Serbia)
  • Animaze – Montreal International Animation Film Festival (Canada)
  • Imaginaria Film Festival (Italy)
  • San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (USA)
  • Hurra!ART Festival in Kielce (Poland)
  • Blue Sky International Animation Festival (USA)
  • Animanima Festival (Serbia)
  • Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • XIII. Biennial of Animation Bratislava – Medzinárodný festival animovaných filmov pre deti (Slovakia)
  • Cinekid ScreeningClub (Netherlands)

  • Primanima World Festival of First Animations (Hungary)
  • Sharjah International Children Film Festival (UAE)
  • Anima Mundi – International Animation Festival (Brazil)
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (USA)
  • Blow-Up – Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest (USA)
  • Chinh India Kids Film Festival (India)
  • Golden Anteaters (Poland)
  • Animax Skopje Fest – Macedonian International Animation Festival (Macedonia)
  • Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (India)
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle (USA)

“Wait, that Egg is your planet? What Egg?”

Cast & Crew

Gianni Rodari
original story
Richard Stanke
voice
Anton Šulík
screenplay
Matej Mazák
animation
Adam Belis
animation
Peter Dudák
music
Tomáš Sloboda
music
Ľubor Krištof
sound
Bohumil Martinák
mix
Henrik Filo
color correction
Igor Derevenec
screenplay, concept art, asistant director
Juraj Krumpolec
screenplay, concept art, director and producer
“We’re surrounded! Come on, swallow it! Don’t chew it, just swallow it!”

Support

Realized with the financial support of:

Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Architektonický ateliér AŽ PROJEKT

Distribution

Film Europe Media Company