The Fire-Hopping Girl (Огневушка-поскакушка, 1979) by Nataliya Golovanova

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The Fire-Hopping Girl
The Fire-Fairy
The Dancing Fire Maid
Ognevushka-poskakushka (ru)

Year 1979
Director(s) Golovanova Nataliya
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:09:32
Wordiness 9.69 profile Ru, En
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Little Fedya hears a story from his grandpa of a mischievous dancing fire-girl who appears to gold prospectors to lure them to their doom. One winter, with nothing to eat, Fedya has no choice but to ask for her help. Based on a fairy tale from the Ural mountains recorded by Pavel Bazhov.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Pavel Petrovich Bazhov, different directors at the studio Soyuzmultfilm shot animated adaptations of his tales. This animated film was one of them.

The original story can be read here. The English Wikipedia article about the original fairy tale is here. The story was translated/retold into English three times: by Alan Moray Williams in 1944 (in "The Malachite Casket: Tales from the Urals"), by Eve Manning in the 1950s (in "The Malachite Casket") and by James Riordan in 1974 (in "The Mistress of the Copper Mountain: Tales from the Urals").



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