The Snow Maiden (Снегурочка), 1952 - online in Russian and English
The Snow Maiden (Russian: Снегу́рочка; tr.:Snegurochka) is a 1952 Soviet/Russian traditionally animated feature film. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the Slavic-pagan play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shvarts. The animated film was shown at movie theater.
Directed by - Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya
Written by - Oleg Leonidov, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandr Ostrovsky (play)
Starring - V. Shvetsov, L. Ktitorov, V. Borisenko, Irina Maslennikova
Music by - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Edited by - Nina Mayorova
Release date - 1952 (USSR)
Running time - 70 minutes
Country - Soviet Union
Language - Russian
Снегурочка (Snow Maiden), 1952, cartoon in Russian with English subtitles
Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden), the daughter of beauty the Spring and Ded Moroz, yearns for the companionship of mortal humans. She grows to like the Slavic god-shepherd named Lel, but her heart is unable to know love. Her mother takes pity and gives her this ability, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms up and she melts.