Kooky / Kuky se vrací (Kids show) (Czech Republic, 2010)

directed by Jan Svěrák, animated, 93 min, English version
written by Jan Svěrák
with Ondřej Svěrák, Zdeněk Svěrák, Oldřich Kaiser

One day, due to his asthma, six-year-old Ondra is forced to throw away his scruffy, sawdust-stuffed old teddy bear called Kooky. Soon afterwards, across town, Kooky is about to be crushed in a rubbish dump when he suddenly comes to life, making his escape into a mysterious forest. Naïve, cuddly Kooky needs help to survive amongst the rough-and-ready creatures of the forest and he finds it when he meets crotchety forest guardian Goddamn who is in charge of watching over the forest. But he has enemies too - malevolent Nuschka plans to take over the forest by proving that short-sighted but good-hearted Goddamn is not up to the job of guardian.
Using puppetry and live action, Kooky is both an inventive, thrilling family adventure and a celebration of childhood imagination.

Czech Lion Awards 2011 (Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound)
Finále Plzeň 2011 (Golden Kingfisher Award for Best Film)