The Little Ship (Кораблик, 1956) by Leonid Amalrik

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The Little Ship
Korablik (ru)
Chiếc bè (vi)

Year 1956
Director(s) Amalrik Leonid
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:10:33
Wordiness 10.13 profile Ru, En
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A chick, mouse, ant and caterpillar build a little ship when a frog teases them for not being able to swim. Based on the children's story by Vladimir Suteyev.

Suteyev's original story published in 1953 (read it here, along with his illustrations) was much shorter and ended at about 3:50 in the cartoon (just before the thunderstorm); as screenwriter, he expanded it to fill the required 10-minute running time.

There are a few details in the film that may seem odd for English-speakers. Please note that in the Russian language:
1) "swim" and "sail" are the same word
2) "caterpillar" is male and "butterfly" is female

1957 - UK (London) - BFI London Film Festival - Diploma



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