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The Adventures of Buratino (1960)

Priklyucheniya Buratino (original title)
A colorful fairy tale about a little wooden boy Buratino and his quest for the Golden Key that opens a secret door.


Dmitriy Babichenko (as D. Babichenko), Ivan Ivanov-Vano (as I. Ivanov-Vano) | 1 more credit »


Aleksei Tolstoy (book) (as A. Tolstoy), Nikolay Erdman (screenplay) (as N. Erdman) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Nina Gulyaeva Nina Gulyaeva ... Buratino (voice) (as N. Gulyaeva)
Evgeniy Vesnik ... Father Carlo (voice) (as E. Vesnik)
Georgiy Vitsin ... Giuseppe (voice) (as G. Vitsin)
Tamara Dmitrieva Tamara Dmitrieva ... Malvina (voice) (as T. Dmitrieva)
Margarita Korabelnikova Margarita Korabelnikova ... Piero (voice) (as M. Korabelnikova)
Aleksandr Baranov ... Carabas (voice) (as A. Baranov)
Elena Ponsova ... Alice the Fox (voice) (as E. Ponsova)
Vladimir Lepko ... Basilio the Cat (voice) (as V. Lepko)


The wooden little man, whom Papa Carlo scraped out of logs, turned out to be cheerful, cocky, noisy and gullible. Fox Alice and Cat Basilio brought him to the Land of Fools, but the wise Turtle Tortilla helped Buratino find the Golden Key, because he was terribly charming. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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In the book, in addition to the dolls shown, there were also sorcerers in pointed caps with stars, dogs with buttons instead of eyes, hunchbacks with noses in the form of cucumbers and Arabs. In the film they are not, and the sorcerer is only one. See more »


Version of Buratino, Son of Pinocchio (2009) See more »

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Animation masterpiece
13 November 2004 | by sunlionSee all my reviews

This film is an animated version of "Buratino", book that was written by a Russian writer based on "Pinokkio". No offense to the original, but I personally and many people I know prefer "Buratino" to "Pinokkio" that has rather grim and moralising mood. Buratino is a story for the children without the "finger shaking". Characters - puppets are fighting against their evil owner Karabas Barabas and his henchmen - leech collector Duremar and a pair of swindlers - a fox Alice and a fake blind cat Bazilio.

Phrases from the book and this film have turned into a sayings in former USSR. For instance dubious dealings that promise instant fortune are called "the Field of Miracles in the Land of Fools". Another phrase is the one that's uttered by the fox - "money, Bazilio, likes the counting". Film has wonderful music and song lyrics.

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4 January 1960 (Soviet Union) See more »

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The All New Adventures of Pinocchio See more »

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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