The Magic Lake (Волшебное озеро, 1979) by Ivan Ivanov-Vano

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The Magic Lake
The Enchanted Lake
Волшебное озеро
Volshebnoye ozero (ru)

Year 1979
Director(s) Boyarskiy Iosif
Ivanov-Vano Ivan
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Puppet
Length 00:16:34
Wordiness 4.61 profile Ru, En
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Baba Yaga steals a young maiden, and her groom-to-be goes off to rescue her.

This was the first Soviet animated film that was filmed on 70mm film in stereoscopic 3D. The original technique needed a special projector. 70 mm were actually 2 x 35mm: 2 parallel shots of the same scene from 2 slightly different angles presented on the same reel. Digitally restored from the negative at Gosfilmofond in 2012 into a more common 16:9 format.

Gosfilmofond lists the original film as being 20 or 21 minutes, but this restored version is 16.5 minutes. It's not clear why, as nothing seems to obviously be missing. Perhaps it was originally simply recorded as being "two reels long", with nobody bothering to note the exact length.



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