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Strekoza i muravey (1913)

Based on a fable by Krylov, and other sources: All summer, the grasshopper sings, plays music, and visits with it's friends. Meanwhile, the ant works hard collecting food and building a ... See full summary »
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Based on a fable by Krylov, and other sources: All summer, the grasshopper sings, plays music, and visits with it's friends. Meanwhile, the ant works hard collecting food and building a shelter. The grasshopper makes light of the ant's strenuous efforts, but when winter comes, things are much different. Written by Snow Leopard

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Russia

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Russian

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1913 (Russia) See more »

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A Formiga e o Gafanhoto See more »

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Khanzhonkov See more »
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Starewicz does it again - another great animation
28 April 2012 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

The Dragonfly and the Ant is another in a line of animation films by Russian pioneer Wladyslaw Starewicz. Like 'The Cameraman's Revenge' and 'The Insect's Christmas' this is another film that features insects acting out human-like lives. If there is one must-see movie in this group it has to be 'The Cameraman's Revenge', however, all are charming and original bits of work.

In this one a carefree dragonfly acts irresponsibly through the spring and summer. She drinks, sings, plays violin and taunts her neighbour the ant. The ant, by contrast, is an industrious soul and spends the day collecting wood for the winter. Of course, when the cold comes in the dragonfly is ill-prepared and goes begging at the ant's door. The latter sends the dragonfly packing and her demise soon follows.

It's an old fable of course. Like all of Starewicz other animations, it's beautifully done. The mini insect world is great, and there is an impressive amount of characterisation in these little bugs. It's a great little movie and another superb early animation.


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