Our Story

Our Story

Animatik was launched in 2022 by Dori Kovásznai (daughter of legendary animation film maker György Kovásznai) and her husband, photographer David Sopronyi.

The couple have been managing the estate of Hungarian painter and animation film maker György Kovásznai with great success: today Kovásznai’s art is more popular than ever and the artist has an impressive international follower-base. As the interest in Kovásznai’s oeuvre swelled in recent years, it became clear that his fans would love to take a little piece of the artist’s work home with them – thus there is a need for some Kovásznai-merchandise.

The idea of creating Animatik was born out of taking this realization one step further. Although Hungarian animation has always been world class and is still thriving today, there is not much track record of producing merchandise for these artworks (with very few exceptions, usually for children’s films.) Animatik would like to fill in this gap by building a one-stop shop for products inspired by the magic of Hungarian animation. In collaboration with the Hungarian National Film Archive, we are constantly expanding our product ranges and the circle of animation film makers we draw inspiration from. Our aim is to capture the spirit of Hungary’s greatest animators in our products and bring the wonder of animation to the broadest audience possible!


Dori Kovasznai graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2006, earning an MSc in Economics. In 2010 she completed her Msc in Information Systems Management at the London School of Economics and has worked in the international financial services and technology industry ever since.

David Sopronyi finished his Multimedia studies at the Budapest University of Applied Sciences in 2007, then completed his BA in Photography at Middlesex University in London in 2012. He has won awards at various international photography competitions including the Sunday Times Spectrum Emerging Talent Awards, D&AD, International Street Photography Awards, Magenta Flash Forward and Onward Compé.

Dori and David are responsible for the international promotion of György Kovásznai’s estate – of which you can find more information at www.kovasznai.org.