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The Bremen Town Musicians (1969)

Bremenskie muzykanty (original title)
A loosely based story on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Town Musicians of Bremen about a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster and their master Troubadour.

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Jacob Grimm (tale) (as Br. Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (tale) (as Br. Grimm) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elmira Zherzdeva Elmira Zherzdeva ... The Princess (voice)
Oleg Anofriev ... Troubadour / The Dog / The Cat / The Cock / The Chieftain (voice)
Anatoliy Gorokhov Anatoliy Gorokhov ... The Donkey (voice)
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Young Troubadour and his friends - Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster - come to the royal castle for a performance. At the end of the performance, the young man, having seen the Princess close, immediately falls in love with her, but at the Pyramid number the actors fail, and the Princess's father, the King, impolitely expels the actors from the castle courtyard. On the way, travelers stumble upon a hut of robbers and Chieftain, who conceived an attack on the royal motorcade. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

April 1969 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bremen Town Musicians See more »

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Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Mono

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Color
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In Creation of this Animation and its Sequel participated Vasili Livanov - a prominent Russian and Soviet film actor, screenwriter and animator. He could be known to European Audience as "Russian Sherlock Holmes" . He played his Role in Soviet TV- Series Adaptations of Conan Doyle : in " The Hound of the Baskervilles" and others. See more »

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Followed by The New Bremen Musicians (2000) See more »

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I was two years old when I first heard the music of Bremenskiye Muzykanty.
13 March 2001 | by Vladimir-28See all my reviews

Bremenskiye Muzykanty is an excellent children's/family animation story. The characters are universal and endearing, instilling a sense of diversity (a young man, a rooster, a cat, a dog and an ass) and cooperation. The story is universal, playing on a theme of its time: Freedom from rule by authority; And existentialism.

Artistically drawn. Set in Victorian Europe (Bremen is in Germany).

In the Soviet Union, where I grew up, this story was widely available on records and extremely popular with children and adults alike. It was occasionally shown on state run television. It was so loved that the toys of the characters appeared in toy store windows after its release.

I always loved it, but thought I would never see it again. A few years ago I found a video tape version and a CD of the story in New York. I now play it for my new-born.

I recommend it very highly.


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