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Encyclopedia > The Adventure of Sudsakorn
The Adventure of Sudsakorn

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Directed by Payut Ngaokrachang
Written by Payut Ngaokrachang
Sunthorn Phu (main character)
Release date(s) April 13, 1985 (Thailand)
Running time 82 min
Country Thailand
Language Thai
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The Adventure of Sudsakorn (Thai: สุดสาคร, also The Adventure of Sud Sakorn, Sudsakhorn Adventure or Soodsakorn) is at 1979 Thai animated fantasy film. The only cel-animated feature film ever made in Thailand, it was directed by Payut Ngaokrachang. It was released in Thailand on Songkran Day, April 13, 1979. Since then, it has occasionally been seen at film festivals around the world but has not been made available for international audiences on DVD or video. In 2006, the story was adapted into a Thai live-action fantasy film, The Legend of Sudsakorn. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Adventure of Sud Sakorn is Thailands first (and only) cel-animated feature film. ... Sunthorn Phu (or Sunthon Phu, 1786–1855) is Thailands best-known poet. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. ... Traditional animation, sometimes also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... The Adventure of Sud Sakorn is Thailands first (and only) cel-animated feature film. ... The Thai New Year (สงกรานต์ = Songkran in Thai language) is celebrated every year on April 13 to April 15. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... Legend of Sudsakorn (Thai: ) is a 2006 Thai fantasy film. ...


The story is based on Phra Aphai Mani, a 30,000-line epic written by Thailand's best-known poet, Sunthorn Phu. Sunthorn Phu (or Sunthon Phu, 1786–1855) is Thailands best-known poet. ...

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Plot

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Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Sudsakorn, the son of a mermaid and a musician, fights on different occasions, an elephant, shark, and dragon horse, and encounters in his meanderings a king, a hermit, a yogi, a magic wand, and ghosts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Spoilers end here.

Background

Production started in 1985 and was plagued with shortages of capital, personnel and equipment. For the first six months, the crew had 100 workers, but by the second year their numbers were reduced to nine. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"I made a lot of my equipment from pieces I got from junk of World War II military surplus," Payut told writer John A. Lent. "I'd find a screw here, a crank there, etc. I used a combat camera and adapted it. I pulled together pieces of wood, aluminum, whatever I could find."


The intense, detailed work on Sudsakorn impaired Payut's eyesight. "I did all the key drawings myself, even the layout and design ... I was almost blind from doing that film and now I wear contacts. My right eye is long, my left is short, crooked because of all that detailed work."


References

  • Lent, John A. (April 1997). "A Screw Here, a Crank There". Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.1.
  • Danutra, Pattara and Himes, Robert (January 1, 2004). "Payut Ngaokrachang: The Master of Thai Animations", Thai Film Foundation.

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... This is a list of movies based on poems. ... Khan Kluay (Thai: ก้านกล้วย; IPA: ) is a 2006 Thai computer-animated feature film set during Ayutthaya-era Siam about an elephant who wanders away from his mother and eventually becomes the battle elephant for King Naresuan. ...

External links

  • The Adventure of Sudsakorn at All Movie Guide
  • "Sudsakhorn Adventure" at the Thai Film Database

 
 

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