Original and creative souvenirs for happy people, so the public is introduced to the first Croatian animated souvenirs conceived and designed by experienced animators and creatives, Maša Udovičić and Mirela Ivanković Bielen. Thus, since the beginning of August, the domestic offer of souvenirs has been richer for Croatian Zoetrope and Flipbook with motifs of Zagreb and Dalmatia.
“We want to take home an original souvenir from our travels as a memory of unforgettable moments from that trip and emotions related to the place we visited. When we combined this with our knowledge and skills, Croatian Zoetrope and Flipbook were created - two optical toys that use the movement of drawings on paper and create magical animation with motifs of Zagreb and Dalmatia sights, and we developed them in our studio Luma Film in Zagreb. We believe that our souvenirs will encourage play and creativity and bring a smile to many visitors to Croatia and everyone who receives them as a gift. ", said Maša and Mirela, who, in addition to producing animated films, series, commercials, also run an animation school at the Tuškanac cinema for children aged 9 to 12.
The special feature of these unique souvenirs is that they are made of environmentally friendly materials. With each zoetrope and flipbook ready-made animations are obtained with motifs of Zagreb and Dalmatia or blank papers on which can create your own animated mini masterpiece.
Croatian Zoetrope and Flipbook are extremely easy and fun to use so in them can be enjoyed by all generations - from the youngest to the oldest. All it takes for someone to become an animator are crayons, pencil, markers, watercolors - whichever technique suits you best.
Croatian Flipbook is small a 70-page booklet with drawings in a row which realistically evokes an animation movement. When the pages of the booklet are rotated between the thumb and forefinger, an animation is created.
Croatian is Zoetrope a sleeve that rotates about its axis. Near the upper edge it has vertical slits through which it protrudes inwards. And there is a paper strip with pictures that make up the animation. The first Zoetrope was created back in 1834 and was made by the British mathematician William Horner.
Just turn the zoetropes or flipbook pages and watch the most beautiful sights of Our Lady come to life in the hands of children and adults.
Croatian Zoetrope and Flipbook enrich the offer of Croatian souvenirs because they are modern, creative and innovative products, made in Croatia, which combine tradition, modern design and contemporary presentation.