The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Сказка о царе Салтане, 1943) by Zinaida Brumberg

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The Tale of Tsar Saltan
The Tale of Czar Saltan
Сказка о царе Салтане
Skazka o tsarye Saltanye (ru)

Year 1943
Director(s) Basmanova Tatyana
Brumberg Valentina
Brumberg Zinaida
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:35:00
Wordiness 9.06 profile Ru, En
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Skazka o tsarye
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A screen version of Pushkin’s fairy tale about Tsar Saltan, his son - the good and mighty bogatyr (knight) Prince Gvidon, and the fine Tsarevna Swan.

The film was made while the studio was evacuated from Moscow to Tashkent, in Central Asia. It was released Jan 23, 1943. A colour version was also made, released sometime between late 1944-June 1949, but it seems to have been screened very rarely. The colour version is being restored at Gosfilmofond - some images of their work can be seen here. A preliminary version was screened to the public in March 2020.

There are other copies of this film on Youtube that are slightly nicer (here and here, timed 34:36), but these subtitles are very out-of-sync for much of them because those versions have a few seconds of footage cut out of the middle somewhere.



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