The May-fairy (Веснянка, 1961) by Nina Vasilenko

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The May-fairy
The Caddis Fly
Vesnyanka (ru)

Year 1961
Director(s) Vasilenko Nina
Studio(s) Kievnauchfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:09:59
Wordiness 8.81 profile Ru, En
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A tale about the trials and tribulations of a spring fairy.

The second animation of the Kievnauchfilm animation makers association and Vasilenko's debut. The dialogue is Russian, while some of the songs are Ukrainian.

At the end of the 1950s/early 1960, the Khrushchyov regime, after the Stalin regime concentrated (almost) all animation making at Soyuzmultfilm in Moscow, permitted the republics of the USSR to again start their own animation studios. After the Estonian Tallinfilm in 1959, the Ukrainian Kievnauchfilm started in 1960. With 336 productions in total it became the third most productive animation studio in the USSR.

The word "Vesnyanka" has several meanings in Russian, all related to spring - these include May-fairy, may-song, may-flower, mayfly. lists the English title of the film as "The Caddis Fly", but that is obviously wrong.

The first video above has slightly more of the picture in the frame.



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