How the Donkey Sought Fortune (Как ослик счастье искал, 1971) by Vladimir Degtyaryov

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How the Donkey Sought Fortune
How the Donkey Looked for Happiness
How the Donkey Found Fortune
Как ослик счастье искал
Kak oslik shchastye iskal (ru)
Kuidas eeslike õnne otsis (et)

Year 1971
Director(s) Degtyaryov Vladimir
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Puppet
Length 00:09:57
Wordiness 8.79 profile Ru, En
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After an apple falls on a donkey's head, he loses his memory and goes off to search for his fortune.

In Russian, "fortune" and "happiness" are the same word, which should be kept in mind when watching the film with the subtitles.




I first saw this cartoon on an episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, (one of my many favorite PBS shows,), which was about differences (the scene was that Mr Rogers and the mailman Mister McFeely watched different kids shows from other countries, and they showed an episode of Good night Little ones with this cartoon as the cartoon for the episode (later that year Mr Rogers went to the USSR, to guest star on the show and Tatyana Vedneeva, the host of Good night Little ones, went to visit on Mr Rogers show)

After seeing that episode, I tracked this film down and I found an English voiceover of the cartoon, which I wrote down the dialog, I sent it to Eus, which he uploaded.

I hope those of you who see this film enjoy it.

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Neat, thanks for sharing.

You don't remember where you found the English voice-over, do you?

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It was on YouTube but since Soyuzmultfilm had been plundering or pillaging youtube channels other than their own, it had disappeared. I tried looking elsewhere, but I don't know where I can find it so I can watch it again.

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>since Soyuzmultfilm had been plundering or pillaging youtube channels other than their own, it had disappeared

Sounds about right. It's why I often try to save any unique videos that I find, these days.

A number of the subtitles on this site are only here because I happened to save the hardsubbed Youtube videos before they were deleted (for example, many of the ones by houzdog03). (the full process is then: VirtualDub to convert to Xvid Avi, AviSubDetector to create srt file with empty lines, Subtitle Workshop to enter in the text).


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