From October 1961 to 1995 he was an employee of the Pannonia Film Studio, first as a draftsman, then as an animator in the Mézga series and since ’72, he’s known as a director. His first solo cartoon was made in 1970 with the title “Modern edzésmódszerek” (“Modern Training Methods”), with which he won numerous national and international festival awards. After that, he became a co-director in the production of television series (Mézga, Bubó, Gusztáv II-III). He took part in the works of János Vitéz, the first Hungarian feature drawing and feature film, while making his unique short films (Tartsunk Kutyát(Let's Keep a Dog), Mindennek van határa ( Everything Has a limit), etc.), which further increased the nuber of international awards of Hungarian animation. From 1979 he worked in international co-productions as a director (Pumuckl, Mecki series.)
In 1986, the first feature film, Macskafogó (Cat City), was screened, which was considered the best film of the year by Mokép based on public votes and ticket sales, and in 1987 Hungary nominated this film for an Oscar.
In 1995, he set up his own company with József Nepp, Romanian Kunz and some employees, named Studio II. Ltd. With the support of the foreign majority owner, a feature film, Egérút (Elude), was made here, and the drawing of a television series entitled Macskamesék (Cat Tales) began here too. After the dissolution of Studio II., he founded his own company called AnimArt Bt. and has been active as a retiree since 2003 (member of the Television Arbitration Committee of the National Film Institute and the Committee of the National Cultural Fund)
His film entitled Cat City 2. was screened in December 2007, winning a special jury award in 2008 in Changzhou, China. He also received the award for the most watched film at the 2009 Film Festival for this film.
In 1983, he received the Balázs Béla award.
In 1987 he became a Worthy Artist.
He has been a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts since 2015.
In 2022, he was awarded the Kossuth prize.