Screen version of a very popular novel by A. Tolstoy. A wooden boy Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked... See full summary »
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.
The three series of the Prostokvashino cartoon, "Troiye iz Prostokvashino" (Three from Prostokvashino), "Kanikuli v Prostokvashino" (Vacation to Prostokvashino), and "Zima v Prostokvashino" (Winter in Prostokvashino) center around the advertures a boy, Fyod'r, has after running away from his home in Moscow to this small Russian town with his new-found cat. On the way, he finds a dog who offers them a dacha he found, and postman Peshkin soon comes along to look after the trio. When Peshin tells Fyod'r's parents back in Moscow of his whereabouts, the family soon finds Prostokvashino to be a very inviting and friendly place, where there is no shortage of adverture and things to do, as well as trying to keep tensions down between everyone when they start to get bored. Filled with humor and jokes, "Prostokvashino" is one of the best television programs ever to come out of Brezhnyev's USSR, frequently appearing on the children's program "A-B-V-G-D" (the first 5 letters of the Russian alphabet). "Prostokvashino" is still popular with children today throughout the former Soviet Union.
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