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The Little Tower
The House in the Meadow
The Little Mansion
Teremok (ru)

Year 1945
Director(s) Gromov Viktor
Hodatayeva Olga
Nosov Pyotr
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
War & battles
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:23:39
Wordiness 7.08 profile Ru, En
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The peaceful and hardworking inhabitants of a little tower-house experience an attack by enemies: the wolf, the fox and the bear. Based on Samuil Marshak's play of this traditional folk tale.

As with some other cartoons of the era, the influence of the Second World War is felt, though it is not directly referenced. Marshak changed the original folk tale so that it became a battle between two sides (originally, the fox and the wolf also came to live peacefully in the dwelling, while the bear came at the end and crushed everyone). Marshak's poem was translated to German by Johannes Bobrowski, and then from German to English by Moya Gillespie, published in 1970 as The House in the Meadow. This cartoon is also partly based on A.N.Tolstoy's version of the folk tale The Rooster with the Golden Crest (Петушок-золотой гребешок).

Both a colour and a B&W version of the film were released. The artistic supervisor of the production was Aleksandr Ptushko.



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