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The Insects' Christmas (1913)

Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa (original title)
A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the ... See full summary »
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A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the insects, along with a friendly frog, to come and enjoy the gifts he has prepared, and to celebrate Christmas. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

Russia

Release Date:

1913 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Insects' Christmas See more »

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Khanzhonkov See more »
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Silent

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Black and White (tinted)

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1.33 : 1
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Adorable and pleasant little silent film
19 November 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This Christmas film is nearly 100 years old, but it still bears watching today since it was so well-made originally and is awfully cute. The film begins with a Father Christmas ornament coming to life and climbing down the Christmas tree. It then makes its way outside to magically create a Christmas tree for the insects and a frog! All of this is done using excellent stop-motion filming and it is exceptionally smooth and high quality. The entire film is only about six minutes long but the pacing seems absolutely perfect.

Oddly towards the end of the film, you see the words "Merry Christmas" above the bugs' Christmas tree but this is written in German. While the inter-title cards could easily be written is a variety of languages, this phrase was made on the film itself. Since it is apparently a Russian-made film, this just took me by surprise.


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