After graduating from the Telšiai School of Applied Arts in 1965 , he began working at Lietuvos kino studija . He was interested in animation, but Lietuvos kino studija was not producing any cartoons at the time. In 1967 Janauskas began his first animated film Mergaitė ir velnias , which, however, remained unfinished.
His four-minute animated film Iniciatyva was the first (full) animated film to be made at Lietuvos kino studija in 1970. This film, a parable about totalitarianism , was made because of the events of the Prague Spring . In 1986 his film Antspaudas was released , which Janauskas had made with Mosfilm . While he previously worked largely unprofessionally, he has been filming with professional methods since Antspaudas .
In 1991, after the independence of Lithuania, he founded the animation studio AJ . Since then, his films have increasingly been shown at international film festivals.
- 1970: Iniciatyva
- 1971: Vaistinėlė
- 1986: Antspaudas
- 1987: Užkrečiantis pavyzdys
- 1989: Palankios aplinkybės
- 1995: Kėdė
- 1996: Užsisek saugos diržą
- 1996: Sekantis
- 1998: Perėja
- 2000: Telegastrovizija
- 2000: Ovacijos
- 2003: Trumpas sujungimas
- Entry at Lietuvių filmų centras (Lithuanian)
- Mirė Lietuvos animacinių filmų kūrėjas Antanas Janauskas. Announcement on bernardinai.lt from March 10, 2016 (Lithuanian, accessed March 9, 2016).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Lithuanian animator and film director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 20, 1937|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Panevėžys|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 23, 2016|