Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни Пух), 1969-72
Winnie-the-Pooh (Russian: Винни-Пух) is a 1969 animated film by Soyuzmultfilm directed by Fyodor Khitruk. The film is based on chapter one in the book series by A. A. Milne. It is the first part of a trilogy, along with two sequels: Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit (Винни-Пух идёт в гости, 1971) and Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (Винни-Пух и день забот, 1972).
Directed by - Fyodor Khitruk
Starring - Vladimir Osenev, Yevgeny Leonov, Iya Savvina
Music by - Mieczysław Weinberg
Release dates - 1969, 1971, 1972
Running time - 10 minutes
Produced by - Soyuzmultfilm
Country - Soviet Union
Original language - Russian
1. "Винни Пух" (Winnie Pooh), 1969 - cartoon in Russian with English and Russian subtitles
1. "Winnie Pooh" (Винни Пух), 1969 - cartoon in English with Russian subtitles
2. "Винни Пух идёт в гости" (Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit), 1971 - cartoon in Russian with English and Russian subtitles
2. "Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit" (Винни Пух идёт в гости), 1971 - cartoon in English with Russian subtitles
3. "Винни-Пух и день забот" (Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day), 1972 - cartoon in Russian with Russian subtitles
3. "Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day" ("Винни-Пух и день забот"), 1972 - cartoon in English with Russian subtitles
Legacy and awards
In 1976 Khitruk was awarded the USSR State Prize for the Winnie-the-Pooh trilogy. The animation characters, as designed by Khitruk's team, are featured on the 1988 Soviet and 2012 Russian postal stamps; they are permanently painted on a public streetcar running through the Sokolniki Park, and their sculptures are installed in Ramenki District in Moscow.
When Khitruk visited the Disney Studios, Wolfgang Reitherman, the author of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day that won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, told him that he liked the Soviet version better than his own.