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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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Storyline

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Oleg Anofriev voiced and sang songs of almost all the animation characters, except for the Princess and the Donkey. See more »

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Followed by Novye Bremenskiye (2000) See more »

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16 October 2006 | by superperson1See all my reviews

The thing that will surprise you most about Bremenskie Muzykanty is how such amazing music and voice work can be accompanied by such slipshod animation. There is no question, here is probably the best soundtrack in Soviet cartoons. All the songs are witty, masterful, fun, emotionally stirring, and life-affirming, and Oleg Anofriev's character work is unforgettable. Meanwhile the animation is amateurish and unsophisticated at best. It's flat, there's no personality or engaging style, and it really looks like a bad afterthought, the creators rushing to showcase the songs without giving due consideration to the visuals. So sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the magic. Or better yet, get your hands on the soundtrack with Anofriev doing additional narration, which is a truly wonderful recording.


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