Chatty Fly (Муха-Цокотуха, 1941) by Boris Dyozhkin and Vladimir Suteyev

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Chatty Fly
Muha-Tsokotuha (ru)
Cô Ruồi tháo vát (vi)

Year 1941
Director(s) Dyozhkin Boris
Suteyev Vladimir
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Comedy
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:10:30
Wordiness 3.17 profile Ru, En
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The first cartoon adaptation of Chukovskiy's well-known children's poem "Chatty Fly" (Muha-Tsokotuha), about a fly who finds a coin and goes to buy a samovar.

Finished in 1941 the day before Germany attacked the USSR, the cartoon was lauded by animators at Soyuzmultfilm but received no distribution, and the original soundtrack was lost. It was remade in 1960, but the original was not seen in public again until 2019 (with the soundtrack reconstructed using mostly the 1960 version).

Boris Dyozhkin seems to have been responsible for supervising the animation. His role was ultimately subordinate to Vladimir Suteyev, but he is listed as director in the 1960 film's credits, so he is listed here as director for this film as well (for consistency's sake).




This story seems to be very popular in Eastern Europe, because it is related to the very familiar Damsel-in-Distress motif from the Middle Ages (only Europe, while not popular in Asia - where marital relations not free). Within just a few minutes when I posted the subtitles on Opensubtitles, there were about 30 downloads - a not small number for a little-known site.


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