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Gusi-lebedi (1949)

Leaving for the fair, the parents instructed their daughter Masha to look after her brother Vanya and take care of him. The girl frivolously left him to sit in the courtyard, while she ran ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ivan Ivanov-Vano (as I. Ivanov), Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya (as A. Snezhko-Blotskaya)

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Ivan Ivanov-Vano (screenplay) (as I. Ivanov), Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya (screenplay) (as A. Snezhko-Blotskaya) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Mariya Babanova ... The River (voice)
Georgiy Millyar ... The Hedgehog (voice)
Vera Orlova ... (voice)
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Leaving for the fair, the parents instructed their daughter Masha to look after her brother Vanya and take care of him. The girl frivolously left him to sit in the courtyard, while she ran away to play with the girlfriends. Suddenly, the swan geese swooped in, grabbed Vanya from the yard and carried him to the mistress Baba Yaga. There is nothing to do - you need to help out a brother, and the sister went into the woods, looking for a hut on chicken legs. On the way, she helped the stove, the apple tree and the river, which, in turn, sheltered her from the chase, when she ran away from Baba Yaga and her swan geese with Vanechka. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1949 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Гуси-лебеди See more »

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Left in charge of her little brother as her parents go out, Mashenka leaves him alone for a little while. He get's abducted by geese-swans in service of the witch Baba-Yaga
10 July 2012 | by ewevrijSee all my reviews

One of the greatest fairytale animations of it's era. In a classic fairytale structure, somewhere in between the Grimm fairy tales "Hansl & Gretl" ( Witch wanting to eat the brother) and "Frau Holle" (Girl getting rewarded for helping an oven, an apple-tree etc.)

Left in charge of her little brother as her parents go to town, Mashenka leaves him alone for a little while to play with her friends. The little boy get's abducted by a group of geese-swans in service of the witch Baba-Yaga Mashenka set's out to free him, and receives help from an oven, a brook, an apple-tree and later a hedgehog

The IMDb wrongly credits Ivan Ivanov-Vano for the co-direction, but it's co-directed by Albert Ivanov, next to Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya. Unfortunately the IMDb is very incomplete and unreliable for Russian animation. Ivan was working at " The stranger's voice" at the time.

See http://www.animator.ru/db/?ver=eng&p=show_film&fid=2982. for the correct credits.


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