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The Insects' Christmas (1913)

Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa (original title)
A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the ... See full summary »
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A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the insects, along with a friendly frog, to come and enjoy the gifts he has prepared, and to celebrate Christmas. Written by Snow Leopard

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Charming little animated Christmas tale
29 March 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This Wladyslaw Starewicz film must surely be one of the first examples of a festive movie. In it a Father Christmas ornament comes to life and descends a Christmas tree. He then travels to the forest and conjures up a little Christmas tree. Several insects and a frog are invited to approach the tree and celebrate the spirit of Christmas themselves.

This animated feature recalls another Starewicz film, the insect based Cameraman's Revenge. It would be only fair to say that this one is not up to the standard of that bizarre classic though. It doesn't have the same level of surrealism and is less imaginative. It has a much sweeter message and is more clearly aimed at a family audience. That said this remains an extremely charming and well-crafted little flick. Its Christmas ambiance is very nice and it has warmth without being schmaltzy. The blue tint used gives it a certain winter fell too. These insect films by Starewicz really are something that every fan of animation should take time out to see.


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