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Adventures of Captain Vrungel 

Priklyucheniya kapitana Vrungelya (original title)
An old sea captain and his student decide to take part in the international regatta. At the same time an amateur thief steals a statue of Aphrodite from Louvre and boards their yacht by mistake. A long, fun adventure is ahead.




1979   1978   1977   1976  




Series cast summary:
Zinoviy Gerdt ...  Captain Vrungel 13 episodes, 1976-1979
Evgeniy Papernyy ...  Yacht club chairman, Mate Lom, Chief 13 episodes, 1976-1979


Former sea captain Christophor Bonifatievich Vrungel is offered to participate in the international sailing regatta for single-yacht yachts around the world, arranged by a foreign yacht club. He agrees and with the help of his assistant and student Loma builds a yacht called "Victory". Meanwhile, in the Royal Museum of Art of the city, where the regatta, watchman and gambler Fuchs on behalf of Archibald Dandy, the speaker of the yacht club and at the same time chief of the gangsters, steals the statue of Venus, hidden in a case from a double bass. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Following the release of this film, Vrungel became a colloquial name in Russia, a kind of Baron Munchausen. See more »


Followed by Novye priklyucheniya kapitana Vrungelya (1978) See more »

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Odd but memorable.
5 March 2006 | by superperson1See all my reviews

A really bizarre series with animation of inconsistent quality, huge plot holes, and only a passing relationship with its source material, Kapitan Vrungel is one of the most memorable Soviet cartoons, thanks mostly to the exceptional voice work by Zinovi Gerdt, a wonderful theme song, and a non-condescending Soviet friendliness and warmth. The animation, sometimes drawn on top of actual sea footage, is in the busy, unpolished, often grotesque style of Soviet children's illustrations and its absurdity and implausibility bring to mind Monty Python animation. Most of the episodes are really sub par, and the first and last one are the best, but the cartoon is disarming and likable, and Hristofor Bonifatich is one of the great paternal characters in a late-Soviet childhood.

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1976 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Приключения капитана Врунгеля See more »

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