Vuk (1981) is one of the most well-known Hungarian animated films, based on the novel Vuk by István Fekete. Along with Cat City, it is widely regarded as one of the ultimate classics of Hungarian cartoon making. It was marketed in English-language countries as Vuk: The Little Fox. Directed by Attila Dargay, it features the voice talents of Judit Pogány as young Vuk, József Gyabronka as adult Vuk, László Csákányi as Karak and Tibor Bitskey as the narrator. A computer animated sequel, Little Vuk, was released in 2007.


The film tells the story of a little fox cub, Vuk, who ventures away from his family's den and, upon his return, learns from his uncle Karak that his entire family has been shot and killed by a human hunter. Karak then offers for Vuk to stay with him, and Karak continues to raise him.

As Vuk grows older, he develops much cunning and cleverness. Now a young adult fox, he finds a vixen held captive in a cage on a human farm. He tricks the guard dogs and other animals, as well as the hunter himself, and eventually helps the vixen escape.

She joins Vuk and Karak in the woods, but unfortunately, Vuk's foster father is killed by humans during a hunt. Vuk swears revenge on the hunter and finally accomplishes it, playing many jokes on the hunter's stupid dogs and eventually on the man himself. At the end of the film, we see Vuk and his wife having cubs of their own.