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The Elm-Chanted Forest (1986)
"Cudesna suma" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  1986 (Yugoslavia)
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A painter falls asleep beneath a magical elm tree and awakens with magical powers that allow him to communicate with the creatures of the forest. In the limited time that he possesses these... See full summary »

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Josip Marotti ...
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Vili Matula ...
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Ljubo Kapor ...
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Emil Glad ...
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Ivo Rogulja ...
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Helena Buljan ...
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Djurdja Ivezic ...
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Sven Lasta ...
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Vladimir Kovacic ...
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Adam Vedernjak ...
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Nada Rocco ...
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Vladimir Puhalo ...
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Veronika Kovacic ...
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Mladen Vasary ...
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Drago Krca ...
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A painter falls asleep beneath a magical elm tree and awakens with magical powers that allow him to communicate with the creatures of the forest. In the limited time that he possesses these powers, he must help save the forest from the threat of the evil Cactus King. Written by Anonymous

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Listen Carefully To The Wind And You Will Hear Its Whispers. [1988 U.S. video release]


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The first animated feature to be produced in the region of former Yugoslavia (and also the first from present-day Croatia). See more »

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[repeated line]
Emperor Spine: Did you say... did you say..."BEAVER"?
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Followed by The Magician's Hat (1990) See more »

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The worst animated film I have ever seen...
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot begin to explain how poor this movie is. Its plot, voice acting and animation quality are reprehensible. Some people seem to have fond childhood memories of this piece of cellulite tripe, and if you do, do yourself a favor and don't try and relive those happy times you will only be frightfully disappointed. Now, I didn't see The Elm-Chanted Forest in its original Croatian (?), so maybe by some unholy miracle it was better before translation... however I truly doubt that that is in the realm of possibility.

I can't even begin to explain mind-numbing lack of substance in this movie. Basically, It makes the Smurfs seem like Shakespeare. Sometimes things are funny-bad or you can assume that they may be more amusing in an altered state of consciousness, but no amount of alcohol or drug induced madness could make me think that there was a single redeeming value to this flick. In short, I have seen Teletubbies episodes with more intellectual fervor than this travesty. Even every bit of loony-tunes derivative innuendo some how seems to fall short of being mildly interesting.

I recommend this film only to a viewing audience of ages 3 and below and highly recommend that if you can actually acquire this obscure animation for your children, that you yourself do not attempt to watch it.


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