A poor Indian boy saves a magic antelope that can produce gold with its hooves. After a greedy Raja learns about it, he orders to bring him the antelope - or die.

Director:

Writer:

(as N. Abramov)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Brave mongoose fighting with the family of snakes while Chuchundra weeping over him.

Director: Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya
Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Georgiy Vitsin, Klara Rumyanova
Mama dlya mamontyonka (TV Short 1981)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story about the formation of the adoption system.

Director: Oleg Churkin
Stars: Klara Rumyanova, Zinoviy Gerdt, Grigoriy Tolchinskiy
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Singing cat makes everyone work on his poor owner and feeds the king who tired of semi-finished products.

Directors: Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg
Stars: I. Divov, Vasiliy Livanov, Anatoliy Papanov
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A piglet named Funtik is on the run from miss Belladonna - a greedy, corrupted woman who is after him. Luckily there are always friends around ready to help.

Stars: Olga Aroseva, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Spartak Mishulin
Antoshka (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The musical tale about the red-haired freckled boy who didn't want to dig potatoes and killed his grandfather with a shovel.

Director: Leonid Nosyrev
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A USSR-made violent farcical yet quite faithful adaptation of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson's book that combines animated sequences with live action parts. This film covers the second half of the book. Part 1 came out in 1986.

Director: David Cherkasskiy
Stars: Viktor Andrienko, Vitali Vasilikov, Semyon Grigorev
Shchelkunchik (1973)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young chambermaid finds a neglected nutcracker under a Christmas tree. It comes to life, but the Nutcracker is really an enchanted prince.

Director: Boris Stepantsev
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story about a formation of one of the most famous singing duets of the country.

Director: Inessa Kovalevskaya
Stars: Oleg Anofriev, Rostislav Plyatt
Animation | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dashing attack music is ringing in the ears. More precisely to give a stick to pass a strong blow. And it's all right if only on the court the Famous Five and a goalkeeper.

Director: Boris Dyozhkin
Animation | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The first part of the story about how the toys were for HLS.

Directors: Boris Dyozhkin, Mstislav Pashchenko
Stars: Boris Andreyev, Viktoriya Ivanova, Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy
Animation | Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story about an enamored singing dog who isn't thoroughbred - that's a minus, but honorable - that's a plus.

Director: Efim Gamburg
Stars: Nikolay Karachentsov, Irina Muravyova, Valentin Gaft
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A USSR-made violent farcical yet quite faithful adaptation of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson's book that combines animated sequences with live action parts. This movie covers the first half of the book. Part 2 came out in 1988.

Director: David Cherkasskiy
Stars: Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Viktor Andrienko, Valeriy Bessarab

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

A story of genuine friendship between an orphan boy and antelope. Boy rescued magic antelope capable of making gold from Raja, an Indian ruler when he was hunting her. When greedy Raja and his servants grabbed the boy, demanding to tell where Golden antelope lives, she appeared and taught a lesson to the greedy rajah. Written by anarione

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

19 September 1955 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Golden Antelope  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An exquisite, minor masterpiece
25 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My wife and I found this as a bonus "short" on a DVD devoted to Lev Atamanov's acclaimed "The Snow Queen", a film which is said to have inspired Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away", "My Neighbour Totoro" et. al.) with a desire to work in animation. "Golden Antelope" is a highly imaginative 35-minute work, in vivid colour, which is well worth seeing in its own right.

A young village boy in the Indian Jungle protects the magic antelope (a gentle creature who drops golden coins as she runs) from the pursuit of a wicked, greedy rajah and his henchmen, refusing to reveal her whereabouts even when threatened with death. Aided by a cavalcade of beautifully animated tigers, elephants, bears and monkeys, the boy tracks the antelope to her forest home. Eventually he faces down the powerful but sensually depraved rajah: "you may kill me if you like, but you do not understand the value of friendship and loyalty".

The moral may be slight, but the artistic power of this short masterpiece is anything but. Atamatov's fluid animated style captures the grace, variety and subtlety of the movement of his cast, human and animal; the jungle backgrounds are sumptuous; the musical score recalls the oriental splendours of Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin; and there is great humour as well as drama in this lovely example of the Russian animated tradition.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page