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Th little elf narrator at the beginning looks just like Jiminy Cricket Someone was watching Disney films :-D
This came out 17 years after Pinocchio, so I'm sure it was an influence.
I don't know the film but I did read the story. Have a great weekend, Valerie
The film does justice to the story I think. It's beautiful to watch.
Believe it or not, I have seen this film before. I was adviser to the Asian culture club that we used to have at school and one day we watched this. (Mainly because part of the Soviet Union was in Asia and the kids wanted something Siberian to watch.) I think the Soviet animation style is so different from ours that it took a bit getting used to, but it was also fascinating to get a glimpse into what people behind the Iron Curtain were watching when we were being told how horrible their lives were. OK, just to clarify, I am not a communist. Happy Saturday. Hugs-Erika
It was a huge influence on Hayao Miyazaki, and he's released it with the original Russian soundtrack and Japanese subtitles. There's a big Asian connection :) You don't have to be communist to appreciate Soviet films. There's some wonderful things to see from them :)
thanks for the reference-sounds interesting
It's lovely to watch :)
This was one of my favourites from Anderson as I was a child!
It's a bit different from what I usually see by him, and I always liked it.
I've always loved this Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 😁. Thanks, I'm off to watch it now ...lol! Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x
I hope you enjoy it :)