Surogat (1961) AKA The Substitute


On the sea beach, a tourist inflates and creates an entire campsite out of plastic. In this colorful inflated environment, there is a plastic substitute for everything, even for feelings. On the beach, a ravishing love, jealousy and revenge, and in the end tragedy, are born.

Director: Dusan Vukotic. AKA The Substitute
Writer: Rudolf Sremec.
Composer: Tomislav Simovic.
Cinematographer: Zlatko Sačer.
Chief animator: Dušan Vukotič.
Animators: Leo Fabiani, Rudolf Mudrovčić.
Scenography: Zvonimir Lončarić.

1962 Academy Awards – Winner of an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoons.


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  1. Vidor
    December 15, 2022

    Oscar winner!

  2. Brian Dankers
    March 23, 2024

    Takes UPA minimalism to new heights ancd meaning.

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