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The Dragonfly and the Ant (1913)

Strekoza i muravey (original title)
The Dragonfly jumped in the summer, danced, and the ant was collecting supplies for the winter. Winter came. The Dragonfly did not have time to look back, but there is already nothing left.... See full summary »
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The Dragonfly jumped in the summer, danced, and the ant was collecting supplies for the winter. Winter came. The Dragonfly did not have time to look back, but there is already nothing left. She came to the Ant and said: "Do not leave me, godfather, dear. Let me gather my strength and only feed and heat up until spring. " The Ant responds to her: "You all sang? So go and dance. "And closes the door. The Dragonfly leaves and painfully dies. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Russia

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Russian

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1913 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Formiga e o Gafanhoto See more »

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Khanzhonkov See more »
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Silent
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In the animated film, instead of a dragonfly, a grasshopper participates. According to D. Kobyakov, in the fable the word "dragonfly" meant the grasshopper, since in the XIX century both insects were called so. See more »

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Version of Strekoza i muravey (1961) See more »

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Enjoyable & Nicely Made
2 August 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This little feature is enjoyable and nicely made. The stop-action animation still looks very good, and it is also imaginative. The story comes from Krylov's fable of "The Dragonfly and the Ant", which in turn was a Russian version of the familiar fable about the fun-loving grasshopper and the hard-working ant.

The story itself is simple, but Starewicz takes advantage of the opportunities to add visual detail. The insect models look like real insects, but their actions are believable imitations of human behavior. The attention to detail makes most scenes worth watching carefully. Except for the age of the physical print, which leaves some of the images now a little blurry, everything holds up well. It's entertaining to watch, and the point of the story is not lost, either.


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