The Tale of a Soldier (Сказка о солдате, 1948) by Valentina Brumberg and Zinaida Brumberg

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The Tale of a Soldier
The Tale About a Soldier
Сказка о солдате
Skazka o soldatye (ru)
Truyện anh lính (vi)

Year 1948
Director(s) Brumberg Valentina
Brumberg Zinaida
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:20:03
Wordiness 7.54 profile Ru, En
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Skazka o
Date: February 19 2021 08:22:34
Language: English
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Creator(s): Eus, Niffiwan, Lemicnor

Skazka o
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This Russian folk tale tells of a soldier who, for his kindness to a wanderer, was gifted a wonderful sack with which he expelled evil spirits from a palace.

The first video above has nicer sound (though it's missing part of the opening credits), while the second and third have a nicer image.

Notes from Eus:
Rotoscoping or Éclair (tracing from live film footage) is much talked about in relation to Russian animation of the 40s & 50s, but factually there are only very few animations made with this technique. This is one of them. The voice & figure of the actor playing the role of the soldier is pretty recognizable for whoever knows his Russian film history.



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