Tsar Durundai (Царь Дурандай, 1934) by Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg and Ivan Ivanov-Vano

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Tsar Durundai
The Tale of Tsar Durundai
Царь Дурандай
Tsar Duranday (ru)

Year 1934
Director(s) Brumberg Valentina
Brumberg Zinaida
Ivanov-Vano Ivan
Studio(s) Mezhrabpomfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Comedy
Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (not cel)
Length 00:20:10
Wordiness 5.79
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A somewhat political comedy based on Russian folklore, influenced by avant-garde art.

Only 2/3 (or 1/3) of the film has survived. The ending was as follows: In the dungeon, Sila meets the girl-craftswoman Talan, who has lost her sight because of Tetyoha. The blacksmith defeats the dragon, frees Talan, obtains the "water of life", which returns her sight to the innocent girl and brings death to the evil Tetyoha.

The film was made entirely on paper, without any celluloid. It was popular with the public. It was also said to have been obtained by Walt Disney, who would often show it to his animators.



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