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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 »

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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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Santa, the bugs, and the frog
5 January 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

One of Władysław Starewicz's shorts features a Santa ornament coming to life and making Christmas for various forest animals. "Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa" ("The Insects' Christmas" in English) is nothing special, but it's neat seeing the stop-motion work from animation's infancy. My favorite scene is when Santa (or Father Christmas, as the short calls him) whips up the Christmas tree. It just goes to show that animation doesn't have to be "cute". If you ask me, these shorts are more interesting that these animated features starring the celebrities of the moment.

Worth seeing. Check it out.


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