Interesting facts about Soviet cartoons

It is interesting that Soviet cartoons are very popular not only in our country, but also abroad. For example, "Hedgehog in the Fog" in 2003 was named the best cartoon of all time by critics and animators from different countries.

There are, however, opposite examples. For example, "Well, wait a minute!", The favorite cartoon of all Soviet children, was banned in Finland. Someone decided that the hare was too cruel and the wolf, through his fault, constantly gets into unpleasant situations.

In 2008, a two dollar silver coin issued in the Cook Islands depicts the characters from The Adventures of Leopold the Cat. And in 2010 the Wolf and the Hare from the cartoon "Just you wait!" appeared on one of the collectible coins of Poland.

Cheburashka is known and loved by children from many countries of the world. True, it is called differently in different countries. For example, in English-speaking countries his name is Topl, in Germany - Kullerchen, and in Finland - Muxis. But most of all, this unusual animal is popular in Japan. In 2003, the Japanese company SP International acquired the right to use the heroes of this popular cartoon for 20 years, that is, until 2023.

In Voronezh, on Lizyukov Street, a monument to a kitten named Gav was erected.

Winnie the Pooh was voiced by the wonderful Soviet actor Yevgeny Pavlovich Leonov. To make the cartoon hero more comical, the actor's speech was accelerated by 30%. The creator of the Soviet version of the adventures of the funny bear cub, Fyodor Khitruk, had not seen the Disney version before starting work.

The cartoon "Once upon a time there was a dog" is on the screen for only 10 minutes. But Eduard Nazarov wrote the script for him for a whole year. By the way, a Monument to Happiness was erected in Tomsk at one time. And he depicts a 200-kilogram statue of a well-fed wolf from this cartoon.

Back in Soviet times, the Vatican bought Soviet cartoons, considering them very useful for educating the younger generation.

The creation of the cartoon "Plasticine Crow" took about 800 kilograms of plasticine.

In the script of the cartoon "The Adventures of Leopold the Cat" the mice are named Mitya and Motya. True, in the cartoon itself, these mice are unnamed.

The first issue of the cartoon "Just you wait!" was released on the screens of the country in 1969. One new series was released annually. Several times the authors tried to complete this "animated series", but yielded under the pressure of numerous requests from the audience.

Many catch phrases from the cartoon "Kid and Carlson" were improvised by the actors. For example, there were no such expressions as “jam day” and “your milk ran out” in the script.