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The Twelve Months (1956)

Dvenadtsat mesyatsev (original title)
A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers who happened to be the twelve months.

Directors:

Ivan Ivanov-Vano (as I. Ivanov-Vano), Mikhail Botov (co-director) (as M. Botov)

Writers:

Samuil Marshak (screenplay) (as S. Marshak), Nikolay Erdman (screenplay) (as N. Erdman)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tatyana Barysheva ... The Stepmother (voice)
Yuliya Yulskaya Yuliya Yulskaya ... The Daughter (voice)
Lyudmila Kasatkina ... The Stepdaughter (voice)
Galina Novozhilova Galina Novozhilova ... The Queen (voice)
Grigoriy Shpigel ... The Gardener (voice)
Georgiy Vitsin ... The Crow / The Herald / The Parrot / The February (voice)
Aleksey Gribov ... The January (voice)
Vladimir Volodin ... The Wolf (voice)
Gennadiy Malyshev Gennadiy Malyshev ... (voice)
Olga Gemmerling Olga Gemmerling ... (voice)
Anatoliy Sazonov Anatoliy Sazonov ... (voice)
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Winter. Royal Palace. The young queen is taking classes. The professor talks about the seasons, and when she mentions spring snowdrops, the queen declares that she wants to have them in her palace immediately. The professor tries to convince her that it is impossible in January, but the queen issues a decree where she promises the same basket of gold for a basket of flowers. The greedy Stepmother and her lazy Daughter, upon learning of the royal reward, immediately send the Stepdaughter into the forest for snowdrops. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1956 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Meses See more »

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Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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In the 1980s, the animation began to be produced by the "Video Program of the State Cinema of the USSR" on videotapes. See more »

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Pretty Good
20 August 2009 | by vv2-2See all my reviews

I remember I used to watch it many times when I was about 5 or 6 years old and it was very entertaining. Even now, being considerable older, I think it's a good film for children to watch. It teaches them kindness, patience, and mercy. The only thing about it that I notice more of now than I did then is the length of the film. It's kind of slow at moving on to the next scene, maybe it's just because I've seen it so many times. The soundtrack is good, the characters are well drawn, there are some memorable lines, and kids could learn a lesson from it. If you're looking for a movie that will teach your child kindness, show them this.


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