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The Wizard of Oz 

Volshebnik Izumrudnogo goroda (original title)
A cartoon about the adventures of a girl, Ellie, of her little dog Totoshka, who, because of the evil Gingema, ended up in the Magic Country, where incredible adventures awaited them.
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Complete series cast summary:
Roman Tkachuk ...  Strasheela 9 episodes, 1974
Klara Rumyanova ...  Elli 8 episodes, 1974
Garri Bardin ...  Iron Woodman / ... 6 episodes, 1974
Agar Vlasova Agar Vlasova 6 episodes, 1974
Zinaida Naryshkina Zinaida Naryshkina 4 episodes, 1974
Rogvold Sukhoverko Rogvold Sukhoverko 3 episodes, 1974
Viktor Sergachyov 2 episodes, 1974
Anatoliy Barantsev Anatoliy Barantsev 2 episodes, 1974
Vladimir Ferapontov 2 episodes, 1974
Roman Filippov 2 episodes, 1974
Valentin Nikulin 2 episodes, 1974
Sergey Tseyts Sergey Tseyts 2 episodes, 1974
Mariya Vinogradova 2 episodes, 1974
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A cartoon about the adventures of a girl, Ellie, of her little dog Totoshka, who, because of the evil Gingema, ended up in the Magic Country, where incredible adventures awaited them.

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A fairly faithful version, after a fashion
11 August 2003 | by jwkenneSee all my reviews

Alexandr Volkov's 1939 book "Volshebnik izumrudnogo goroda" is not too well known in the US, although in the former Soviet bloc it is generally regarded as a great classic of children's literature. The reason that it is not so well known here is that its title translates as -- ahem! -- "The Wizard of the Emerald City". (The author admits he had a little help from an American named Baum.) Volkov, in fact, went on to write a number of original sequels (they show in spots that he must have read some of Baum's sequels, but chose to write his own, instead). These sequels were continued after his death, as Baum's were in the US, and there is now a _third_ set of sequels being written, also in Russian, said to be "more Russian and less Soviet" than Volkov's.

Anyway....

This film is a fairly charming stop-motion adaptation of Volkov's version, quite faithful to Volkov's text, which diverges from Baum's in places, though it is much more faithful to Baum than the Judy Garland movie is. The copy I saw was not of the best quality, though, as with most old videotape. Songs, of course.


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1974 (Soviet Union) See more »

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