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Who doesn't remember of the amazing adventures of Pan Tau. The serial
started in 1967 and ended in 1988 with a movie.
To the most successful episodes count those where Pan Tau together with
Claudia and her grandfather rove through the land as tramps, and of course
the climax of the serial with the Urban family who lives on the outskirts
of Prag together with three generations. A member of this family (Alphons
Urban) has been missing for many years and is the spitting image of Pan
Altogether the Pan Tau serial comprises 33 episodes.
Added to these was the movie "Pan Tau - The Movie" in 1988.
With Pan Tau the Czech film underlined its leading role in a number
of unforgettable movies for children like "Die Besucher", "Luzie, der Schrecken
der Strasse", "Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel", "Die Märchenbraut",
"Der fliegende Ferdinand" and "Der Zauberrabe Rumburak".
The actor Otto Simanek, born in 1925, gave the fairytale figure Pan Tau his shape. Simanek can be described as an absolute lucky chance. His childlike enthusiasm and his humor went down well by the viewers.
Together with his role as Pan Tau Otto Simanek had entrances in movies like "Der Baron von Münchhausen" (61), "Ta nase pisnicka ceska" (67), "Prisne tajne premiery" (67), "Zralé vino" (81) "Die Besucher" (83) and "Chobotnice z druhého patra" (86).
In 1992 the likeable actor died in Prague.