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ⓘ The Enchanted Boy is a 1955 SovietRussia traditionally animated feature film directed by Vladimir Polkovnikov and Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya. The film is an a ..




The Enchanted Boy
                                     

ⓘ The Enchanted Boy

The Enchanted Boy is a 1955 Soviet/Russia traditionally animated feature film directed by Vladimir Polkovnikov and Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya. The film is an adaptation of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow.

The films image and sound were recently restored by the Russian company Krupnyy Plan, which released it on video and DVD packaged together with Cipollino, a 1961, 40-minute feature film directed by Boris Dyozhkin. No English-subtitled version has been released.

                                     

1. Plot

The naughty boy Nils, who delights in torturing animals, is bewitched by a tomte. Now shrunken to a small size and able to talk to animals, he flies across Lapland on the backs of wild geese. During these dangerous travels he does many noble deeds, and, at the same time, searches for the tomte who would take the spell away.

                                     

2. Interesting facts

  • For strengthening of an image artists gave to the leader of a horde of rats of line a bang on the head and manners of behavior of Adolf Hitler it is remarkable that the actor Sergey Martinson sounding the Rat in credits is absent the first on the Soviet screen embodied Hitler in the movie "New Adventures of Shveyk").
                                     

3. Video

In the early nineties the animated film was released on videotapes by the film association "Krupnyy Plan", later in the middle of the 1990s - in the collection "The Best Soviet Animated Films" by Studio PRO Video, in the mid-nineties - in the collection of animated films of a film studio "Soyuzmultfilm" a videostudio "Soyuz", since 1996 was reissued by the same studio.