Cheburashka is a creature unknown to science. After the zoo rejects him, he becomes lonely and wants friends. Meanwhile, a crocodile named Gena is in the same boat and seeks friendship. The two meet and build a house for the lonely.

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Gena (voice) (as V. Livanov)
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Cheburashka (voice) (as K. Rumyanova)
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Cheburashka is a creature unknown to science. After the zoo rejects him, he becomes lonely and wants friends. Meanwhile, a crocodile named Gena is in the same boat and seeks friendship. The two meet and build a house for the lonely.

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Okay Soviet animation
10 May 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Krokodil Gena" is a Soviet 20-minute animated movie by Roman Kachanov, the man behind the Cheburashka short films, a classic from the Golden Age of East European animation. This one still features a different title character, but this does not make it a worse watch at all in my opinion. I personally think it is on par with the sequels. The animation is not entirely my preferred choice of style, but it isn't bad either. If you like the style more than I do, you will probably really love this little film. There are some cute characters and scenes in here and the story generally has a decent amount of heart in it. Of course, if your mother tongue is not Russian, you may want to make sure you get a good set of subtitles. Watch it. I am positive you won't be disappointed.


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