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Frakk is a fictional Hungarian cartoon character and star of the cartoon television show, Frakk, a macskák réme (lit. Frakk, terror of the cats). Frakk is a dog living his life with a typical, sometimes ironically depicted family. Frakk shares a home with Uncle Carlos (Károly bácsi) and Aunt Vilma (Vilma néni), two Hungarian pensioners along with their two cats, Lukrécia and Szerén, one of them black and the other one a white cat.[1] Due to the ancient rivalry the three constantly get into conflicts exacerbated by the strict attitude of Aunt Vilma, who favors the two cats as opposed to Uncle Carlos, who definitely takes the dog's side.

The show was created by Ágnes Bálint[2] in 1971. The first season ran through 1971, the second season was added in 1972, and a third in 1978.[1][3] The show was very popular in Hungary[1] and is considered one of the animated shows that defined the decade of the 1970s for Hungarian children.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Cunningham, John. Hungarian cinema: from coffee house to multiplex. Wallflower Press. 2004. ISBN 9781903364796
  2. ^ Magyar Könyvkiadók és Könyvterjesztők Egyesülése. Hungarian Publishers' and Booksellers' Association. 1987.
  3. ^ Buranbaeva, Oksana and Mladineo, Vanja. Culture and Customs of Hungary. ABC-CLIO. 30 September 2011. ISBN 9780313383694
  4. ^ Lustyik, Katalin. Højbjerg, Lennard and Søndergaard, Henrik, eds. European film and media culture. Museum Tusculanum Press. 2006. ISBN 9788763504270