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Original soundtrack from the animated TV series 'Professor Balthazar' (1967 - 1978) by Tomislav Simovic. Master tapes were considered lost; now found and restored for this unique release celebrating Yugoslavia's biggest cartoon export of the times.

★ From the Original Master Tapes.
★ Vinyl Gatefold LP
★ Liner Notes
★ Exclusive Artwork by Boris Stapic
★ Standard Edition

Professor Balthazar is a Croatian / Yugoslav animated series filmed from 1967 to 1978 in Zagreb. The series consists of 59 standalone episodes lasting five to ten minutes, divided into 4 seasons. It was a huge international success: from large fan base in Scandinavia to broadcasting on USA television and countries like Germany, Itally, France and even Iran. It's still aired on various TV programs and video platforms. ★

★ Animation style and content is widely praised for being one of the rare cartoons that does not feature any kind of violence or aggression. The character of Professor Balthazar solves problems in a peaceful way. He uses his inventions and science to help his friends. Distinctive visual influence is a crossover of bright, psychedelic colors, weird shapes and naive art, typical for Zagreb School of Animated Film. ★

★ This soundtrack is mastered from original tapes, composed and conducted by Tomislav Simovic. The music is busy, playful and mixes influences of jazz, classical and even electronica. Fox & His Friends Records, also the curators of the largest ever multimedia exhibition on Professor Balthazar series in Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka as a part of the European Capital of Culture program in 2020, chose for music themes and recordings on this album to be untouched and unaltered. The masters from the 1960's aged well, but sign of the time is present and recording techniques are varied. ★

★ This album cut includes longer rare version of main credits, made exclusively for Zagrebfilmijada, an event of public screenings of Professor Balthazar and other cartoons in cinemas in 1970s Yugoslavia. ★

★ PROFESSOR BALTHAZAR (MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL TV SERIES) Composed, arranged and conducted by Tomislav Simovic. Performed by studio orchestra at Jadran film, Zagreb (1968-1977) and Tomica Simovic Orchestra (tracks a1 and a6).★

Executive producers, creative direction and audio digitization: Leri Ahel & Zeljko Luketic. Selected and programmed by Leri Ahel. Research, liner notes & music editing by Zeljko Luketic. Artwork by Boris Stapic. Mastering by Toni Milohanic at Ambulanta 2 Studio. Rights Society: HDS/BIEM ©℗ 2022 Fox & His Friends Records




01 Profesor Baltazar (Uvodna špica) / Professor Balthazar (Opening Credits)*
02 Maxol
03 Maestro Koko
04 Horacijev uspon i pad / The Rise and Fall of Horatio
05 Tetke pletke / Knitting Pretty
06 Profesor Baltazar (Tema) / Professor Balthazar (Theme)*
07 O mišu i satovima / Of Mouse and Ben
08 Horacijev uspon i pad (Zbor životinja) / The Rise and Fall of Horatio (Animal Choir)


01 Stonožica bosica / Tenderfeet Centipede
02 Vjetrovita priča (Baltazarov Stroj) / A Windy Story (The Balthazar’s Machine)
03 Lutke bez kose / Bald Is Beautiful
04 Oblačno sa svađavinama / Cloudy With Brawlstorms
05 Krojač Silvestar (Božica pjeva) / The Grave Little Tailor (Božica Sings)
06 Peppino Cicerone
07 Maxol (Uspavanka) / Maxol (The Lullaby)

*special versions used for advertising purposes and performed by Orkestar Tomice Simovića / Tomica Simović Orchestra

©℗ 2023 Fox & His Friends Records