A Spring Tale (Весенняя сказка, 1949) by Viktor Gromov

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A Spring Tale
Весенняя сказка
Vesennyaya skazka (ru)

Year 1949
Director(s) Gromov Viktor
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Misc.
Musical/Opera
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:17:48
Wordiness 11.37
Animator.ru profile Ru, En
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Description:

Migrating from Africa back to their Russian birthlands, a flock of geese decide to try a new route, get caught in a storm at sea, and get hopelessly lost.

It turns out that their maps, which show steppe and desert, are out of date because of the changes caused by the Soviet agricultural achievements in the region.

The film's production was supported by the People's Commissariat for Education and it was one of a number of animated films in the post-war years that specifically tried to instill certain patriotic themes in its viewers.

A cartoon with a very similar story was also directed by Vladimir Mudzhiri in the same year in Stalin's homeland of Georgia: Spring Visitors (1949). Its visual style was much more "cartoony" than Gromov's film, though, as the Georgian studio was several years behind on the prevailing artistic trends.

 

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