The Three Bears (Три медведя, 1958) by Roman Davydov

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The Three Bears
Три медведя
Tri medvedya (ru)
Drei Bären (de)

Year 1958
Director(s) Davydov Roman
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (non-Rus./USSR)
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Puppet
Length 00:10:00
Wordiness 11.3 profile Ru, En
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Little Varvarushka disobeys her grandmother and gets lost in the woods, then enters a house in which three bears live. Based on Lev Tolstoy's 1875 version of the English folk tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".

Various early English versions (from 1831 onwards) can be read here.

Lev Tolstoy's Russian text (1875) can be read here, and an English translation with wonderful illustrations by Yuriy Vasnetsov can be read here.

A history of the story and how it became known in Russia can be read on the Russian Wikipedia.



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