There Once Was a Dog (Жил-был пёс, 1982) by Eduard Nazarov

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There Once Was a Dog
Жил-был пёс
Zhil-byl pyos (ru)
Имало едно време едно куче (bg)
Había una vez un perro (es)
Elas kord koer (et)
היה חי כלב (he)
Živeo je jednom jedan pas (sr)
Жив-був пес (uk)
Có chú chó (vi)

Year 1982
Director(s) Nazarov Eduard
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Comedy
Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:10:36
Wordiness 5.48 profile Ru, En
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An old dog is chased out of his home, sparking an unlikely friendship with a wild wolf. Based on the Ukrainian folk tale "Serko".

The day comes when an old guard-dog becomes useless but the masters, being kind, decide not to drive him away. However, they become exasperated when the Dog is indifferent during a burglary. The Dog is kicked out and goes to the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy. The Dog and the Wolf are both old, so they understand they can't be just enemies forever.

This cartoon was quite popular and several phrases from it became commonly used. All of the narration and dialogue is in Russian, while all of the songs are sung in Ukrainian.

1983 - V IFF of fairy-tale films - Odense, Denmark - I place
1983 - Special Jury Prize - Annecy, France
1983 - Tours IFF for young directors (France) - I Prize
XVI All-Union Film Festival - First Prize (1983)

The video above is at 25fps, rather than the original 24fps frame rate.



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