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Junior and Karlson (1968)

Malysh i Karlson (original title)
A Soviet cartoon adaptation of a classic Swedish tale by Astrid Lindgren about Karlsson-on-the-Roof.

Director:

Boris Stepantsev (as B. Stepantsev)

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Klara Rumyanova ... Malysh (voice) (as K. Rumyanova)
Vasiliy Livanov ... Karlson (voice) (as V. Livanov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentina Leontyeva Valentina Leontyeva ... Malysh's Mother (voice)
Faina Ranevskaya ... Freken Bock (voice)
Mariya Vinogradova ... Puppy's Master (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

In addition to the music of Gennadiy Gladkov, the film uses a musical composition that sounds during a ghost attack on crooks - the unremarkable melody "House of Horrors" by Merv Griffin (1962), performed by the Charles Grean Orchestra orchestra and composed in the twist rhythm of melodies from the "Dance of Death" by Saint-Saens and Chopin's funeral march. 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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Connections

Version of Karlsson on the Roof (2002) See more »

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1968 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Junior and Karlson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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