The Song of Joy (Песенка радости, 1946) by Mstislav Pashchenko

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The Song of Joy
Песенка радости
Pesenka radosti (ru)

Year 1946
Director(s) Pashchenko Mstislav
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./USSR minorities)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:20:37
Wordiness 10.25 profile Ru, En
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An original fairy tale about a courageous girl who rescues a red-breasted robin from the polar night and sets it free, while she herself becomes the captive.

The cartoon that gave Russian animation a new level of excellence after switching over to colour in 1945.

Pashchenko started making this at Lenfilm after finishing his critically-acclaimed first animated short, Jabzha (1938). However, the German invasion of the USSR, and the blockade of Leningrad, put a stop to that. Animation stopped being made at Lenfilm entirely, and Pashchenko eventually restarted this project at the Moscow-based studio Soyuzmultfilm with a completely different team.

VIII ICF in Venice, 1947 - the Diploma and the Bronze medal for the best animation film.



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