Marcell JANKOVICS was born in 1941. He worked at Pannonia Film Studio 1960-2007. He was the director of the first full-length animated film of Hungary, Johnny Corncob. He is also a writer, art historian, illustrator and university professor, one of the founders of Duna Television. He was given the Balázs Béla Prize in 1974, the Kossuth Prize in 1978, Artist of Merit in 1984 and Prima Primissima award in 2007. 1998–2000 and 2010-2011 he was the president of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary. Sisyphus was nominated for the Academy Award in 1975, Fight won the short film category award at Cannes, 1977, Son of the White Mare was chosen as one the Best Animation Ever Made at the 1984 Los Angeles Animation Olympiad.