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Junior and Karlson (1968)

Malysh i Karlson (original title)
A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh ("A Little One") suffers from solitude being the youngest of the three children in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Boris Stepantsev (as B. Stepantsev)

Writers:

Astrid Lindgren (book), Boris Larin (screenplay) (as B. Larin)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Klara Rumyanova Klara Rumyanova ... Malysh (voice) (as K. Rumyanova)
Vasiliy Livanov ... Karlson (voice) (as V. Livanov)
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A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh ("A Little One") suffers from solitude being the youngest of the three children in a Swedish family. The acute sense of solitude makes him desperately want a dog, but before he gets one, he "invents" a friend - the very Karlson who lives upon the roof. So typical for the Russian culture spirit of mischief, which is, actually, never punished, and the notion that relative welfare not necessarily means happiness made the book by Astrid Lindgren and its TV adaptations tremendously popular in the Soviet Union and nowadays Russia and vice versa - somewhat alienated to the Western reader and viewer (see User's comments below). However, both the book and the cartoon are truly universal - entertaining and funny for the children and thought-provoking and somewhat sad for grownups. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1968 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Junior and Karlson See more »

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A frame from the animation is depicted on a 2012 Russia postage stamp. See more »

Quotes

Karlson: I came to your cake... I mean birthday.
Malysh: Hello Karlson.
Karlson: Hello Junior. What have you got?
Malysh: Cake.
Karlson: What with?
Malysh: With eight candles.
Karlson: No, I'm not eating this. What is this?
[scoffs]
Karlson: One cake and eight candles! EIGHT CAKES and one candle would be better!
Malysh: Trust me Karlson... happiness is not made of cakes.
[...]
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Version of Malysh i Karlson, kotoryy zhivyot na kryshe (1971) See more »

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