Włatcy móch (The Lord of the Flies—though the Polish original is intentionally misspelled) is a Polish cartoon series meant for adults. Much like the American South Park, it features four young boys and their very unchildlike adventures.
The show ran for four years from 2006 to 2010, and consisted of 10 seasons—more than 100 episodes, plus a full-length film, Włatcy móch: Ćmoki, czopki i mondzioły. (The series’s tradition of spelling mistakes makes it difficult to translate the title!) The TV episodes are about 20 minutes each.
The show takes place in modern-day Wrocław. The main characters are Csezio, a literal zombie with developmental disabilities who lives in a cemetery; Anusiak, a populist who hopes to become a politician and take over the world; Maślana, who is obsessed with money; and Konieczko, a genius/psychopath. There’s also the teacher of their second-grade class, Mrs. Frał, with whom the main characters exist in a state of mutual hatred. In addition to being rather crude and often obscene, the show aims to expose Poland’s problems through satire; the show often makes fun of religion, in particular.
The show was created by Bartek Kędzierski: he writes and directs it, and also voices Csezio. He managed to bring the show to great popularity in Poland, and it aired in a few countries outside, as well. In Poland it exists in both censored and uncensored versions on different TV networks. It’s also been successful in the merchandising field, with a video game, comic books, and sodas in the show’s image.
Creator: Bartek Kędzierski
Voice actors: Adam Cywka, Elżbieta Golińska, Krzysztof Grębski, Bartek Kędzierski, Krzysztof Kulesza, Beata Rakowska
Production company: RMG/Xantus
TV channel: TV4, MTV Poland, Comedy Central Poland
The first part of the Włatcy móch feature film, 2008: