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

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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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forest | elm | cactus | painter | wind | See All (47) »

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


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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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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Underwater Lullaby
Written by Dennis Leogrande and Fred P. Sharkey
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Croatian gem
2 November 2010 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I've seen the movie in both English and Croatian dub and I clearly understand the negative view. English translation and dub made a big mistake. Character names are wrong and much of the story is lost.

On the other hand the Croatian dub is excellent. Animation is OK for late 80's and you should take into consideration that film was made with a low budget.

I remember music being the big part of this film and seeing English version really showed how re-dubbing just makes things worse.

This is a true Croatian animation gem that should get it's deserved appreciation. If anyone has a big desire to see the film, I recommend you see it in its true form.


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