Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rusalochka


One of the most beautiful tellings of the Little Mermaid is this 1968 Soviet feature, русалочка, told from a contemporary point of view and in two different styles of animation.  My wife has long loved this version, although it doesn't make as much impact on our little one, who prefers the Disney version from a few years back.  Here is Rusalochka with English subtitles.

4 comments:

  1. One of my top five most favorite animated features, and miles above the Disney version in my opinion. Ever frame is simply breathtaking.
    Wish I knew where I could purchase a copy for myself.

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  2. Indeed! Thanks for commenting. Surprised to find it is not in the Masters of Russian Animation series.

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  3. Hello again! ^-^ Just stopping by to let any readers know that I found a copy of the film in a "Best Russian Soviet Cartoons Vol. 5" compilation on eBay via the seller shafer75. Not sure if the seller has more stock, but hopefully that will send others in the right direction who are on a similar hunt for the film.

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  4. Thanks for the update, Fondly. I would like a copy myself.

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