The Wondrous Well (Чудесный колодец, 1956) by Vladimir Degtyaryov

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The Wondrous Well
A Wonderful Well
Чудесный колодец
Chudesnyy kolodets (ru)

Year 1956
Director(s) Degtyaryov Vladimir
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Christmas/New Year
Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Puppet
Length 00:18:45
Wordiness 16.99 profile Ru, En
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A hard-working girl lives with her mean stepmother and her lazy daughter. When she's forced to climb down a well to retrieve a bucket, she meets Grandpa Frost (Santa Claus) himself. Based on Prince Odoyevskiy's 1841 version of a Russian folk tale, "Moroz Ivanovich".

One of the early Soyuzmultfilm puppet films.

Some other copies of this film online have an unfortunate zooming filter - the one above doesn't.

1957 - XI Edinburgh Film Festival (Scotland)



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